African Literature Products

  • Olive Schreiner and African Modernism

    Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing

    By Jade Munslow Ong

    This book works across established categories of modernism and postcolonialism in order to radically revise the periods, places, and topics traditionally associated with anti-colonialism and aesthetic experimentation in African literature. The book is the first account of Olive Schreiner as a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Reimagining the Transatlantic, 1780-1890

    By Joselyn M. Almeida

    In her thought-provoking study of Britain's relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean during the Romantic and Victorian periods, Joselyn M. Almeida makes a compelling case for extending the critical boundaries of current transatlantic and circumatlantic scholarship. She proposes the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Pre-Colonial Africa in Colonial African Narratives

    From Ethiopia Unbound to Things Fall Apart, 1911–1958

    By Donald R. Wehrs

    In his study of the origins of political reflection in twentieth-century African fiction, Donald Wehrs examines a neglected but important body of African texts written in colonial (English and French) and indigenous (Hausa and Yoruba) languages. He explores pioneering narrative representations of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare

    By Chris Thurman

    South African Essays on ’Universal’ Shakespeare collects new scholarship and extant (but previously unpublished) material, reflecting the changing nature of Shakespeare studies across various ’generation gaps’. Each essay, in exploring the nuances of Shakespearean production and reception across…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Utopianism in Postcolonial Literatures

    By Bill Ashcroft

    Postcolonial Studies is more often found looking back at the past, but in this brand new book, Bill Ashcroft looks to the future and the irrepressible demands of utopia. The concept of utopia – whether playful satire or a serious proposal for an ideal community – is examined in relation to the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Black Literature and Literary Theory

    Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr

    The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon. In fact, however, black literature not only has a complex formal relation to that canon, but tends to revise and reflect Western rhetorical…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • Structural Models and African Poetics

    Towards a Pragmatic Theory of Literature

    By Sunday O. Anozie

    In this pioneering work, first published in 1981, Sunday O. Anozie examines the relevance of structuralism and semiology to literary criticism in general and to African poetics in particular. Behind the growing body of African literature lies an immense reservoir of oral tradition for which the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 3: Africa

    Edited by Ousmane Diakhate, Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Don Rubin

    Volume Three in this series carries on from the highly acclaimed volumes on Europe and on the Americas. Focusing on non-Arabic Africa, and with contributions from leading experts from the countries featured, the third volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge

  • Post-Conflict Literature

    Human Rights, Peace, Justice

    Edited by Chris Andrews, Matt McGuire

    This book brings together a variety of perspectives to explore the role of literature in the aftermath of political conflict, studying the ways in which writers approach violent conflict and the equally important subject of peace. Essays put insights from Peace and Conflict Studies into dialog with…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Comic Imagination in Modern African Literature and Cinema

    A Poetics of Laughter

    By Maik Nwosu

    This book is a seminal study that significantly expands the interdisciplinary discourse on African literature and cinema by exploring Africa’s under-visited carnivalesque poetics of laughter. Focusing on modern African literature as well as contemporary African cinema, particularly the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Vulnerability and Security in Human Rights Literature and Visual Culture

    By Alexandra Schultheis Moore

    This book responds to the failures of human rights—the way its institutions and norms reproduce geopolitical imbalances and social exclusions—through an analysis of how literary and visual culture can make visible human rights claims that are foreclosed in official discourses. Moore draws on…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Writers and Social Thought in Africa

    Edited by Wale Adebanwi

    Social theory and social theorizing about Africa has largely ignored African literature. However, because writers are some of the continent’s finest social thinkers, they have produced – and continue to produce – works which constitute potential sources for the analysis of social thought, and for…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge

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