African Literature Products

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africa

    By Tanure Ojaide

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

    Identity Quest

    Edited by Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Lindah Mhando

    This book explores how African youth are depicted in contemporary literature and popular culture, and discusses the different ways by which they attempt to construct personal and cultural identities through popular culture and social media outlets. The contributors approach the subject from an…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Between the Lines

    Africa in Western Spirituality, Philosophy, and Literary Theory

    By A. Lassissi Odjo

    Africa’s history has been misrepresented by the outside world, especially by the Judeo-Christian West. An awareness of such a bias in historiographical discourse explains much of the difficulty Africans and peoples of African descent have in formulating a viable identity in intellectual discourse.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    African Studies

  • Close to the Sources

    Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy

    By Abebe Zegeye, Maurice Vambe

    European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • 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 – 2017-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • 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

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