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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published books in the subject of African Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africa

    By James Graham

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    In this volume, Graham investigates the relation between land and nationalism in South African and Zimbabwean fiction from the 1960s to the present. This comparative study, the first of its kind, discusses a wide range of writing against a backdrop of regional decolonization, including novels by...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Apuleius and Africa

    Edited by Benjamin Todd Lee, Ellen Finkelpearl, Luca Graverini

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass of Apuleius (ca. 170 CE) is a Latin novel written by a native of Madauros in Roman North Africa, roughly equal to modern Tunisia together with parts of Libya and Algeria. Apuleius’ novel is based on the model of a lost Greek novel; it narrates the adventures of a...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Nadine Gordimer (Routledge Revivals)

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses Gordimer’s novels, including A Sport of Nature. Gordimer’s...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Postcolonial African Writers

    A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

    Edited by Siga Fatima Jagne, Pushpa Naidu Parekh

    This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Popular Culture in Africa

    The Episteme of the Everyday

    Edited by Stephanie Newell, Onookome Okome

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber’s ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. African Youth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

    Identity Quest

    Edited by Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Lindah Mhando

    Series: Routledge African Studies

    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...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  8. African City Textualities

    Edited by Ranka Primorac

    The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities are sites of complex and diverse cultural productions which participate in...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Epic Trickster in American Literature

    From Sunjata to So(u)l

    By Gregory E. Rutledge

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms...

    Published December 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. African American Writing

    Edited by A. Robert Lee

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Although there are any number of single-volume anthologies on individual writers and movements (e.g. the Harlem Renaissance), African American Writing is the first multi-volume collection to provide users with full coverage of a crucial literary...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge