African Literature Products

  • Anima and Africa

    Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature

    By Matthew A. Fike

    C. G. Jung understood the anima in a wide variety of ways but especially as a multifaceted archetype and as a field of energy. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature, Matthew A. Fike uses these principles to analyze male characters in well-known British, American, and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge

  • Zoë Wicomb and the Translocal

    Writing Scotland and South Africa

    Edited by Kai Easton, Derek Attridge

    This is the first book on the fiction of Zoë Wicomb, a writer long at the forefront of the South African canon and whose international stature was firmly secured with the award of an inaugural Windham Campbell prize at Yale in 2013. It brings together interdisciplinary essays from the UK, USA,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Food and Foodways in African Narratives

    Community, Culture, and Heritage

    By Jonathan Bishop Highfield

    Food is a defining feature in every culture. Despite its very basic purpose of sustaining life, it directly impacts the community, culture and heritage in every region around the globe in countless seen and unseen ways, including the literature and narratives of each region. Across…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Black Cosmopolitanism and Anticolonialism

    Pivotal Moments

    By Babacar M'Baye

    This book examines the cosmopolitanism and anticolonialism that black intellectuals, such as the African American W.E.B. Du Bois, the Caribbeans Marcus Garvey and George Padmore, and the Francophone West Africans (Kojo Touvalou-Houénou, Lamine Senghor, and Léopold Sédar Senghor) developed during…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • 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

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