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The Uncoiling Python: South African Storytellers and Resistance

by Harold Scheub Ohio University Press (June 05, 2010)

There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world's leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores...


The Quarry: Poems

by Dan Lechay Ohio University Press (February 23, 2004)

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence.

Once or twice in a generation...


X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

by Megan A. Norcia Ohio University Press (March 30, 2010)

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world...


Your Madness, Not Mine

by Makuchi & Éloise A. Brière Ohio University Press (February 28, 1999)

Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian...


After Tears

by Niq Mhlongo Ohio University Press (September 01, 2011)

Bafana Kuzwayo is a young man with a weight on his shoulders. After flunking his law studies at the University of Cape Town, he returns home to Soweto, where he must decide how to break the news to his family....


Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature

by Laura T. Murphy Ohio University Press (April 02, 2012)

Metaphor and the Slave Trade provides compelling evidence of the hidden but unmistakable traces of the transatlantic slave trade that persist in West African discourse. Through an examination of metaphors that...


The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba

by Makuchi & Isidore Okpewho Ohio University Press (December 01, 2007)

The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture...


Paper Sons and Daughters: Growing up Chinese in South Africa

by Ufrieda Ho Ohio University Press (July 04, 2012)

Ufrieda Ho's compelling memoir describes with intimate detail what it was like to come of age in the marginalized Chinese community of Johannesburg during the apartheid era of the 1970s and 1980s. The Chinese...


Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance in Britain, 1885-1925

by Martin Hipsky Ohio University Press (October 15, 2011)

Today's mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women's Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British...


Lit from Within: Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

by Kevin Haworth & Dinty W. Moore Ohio University Press (February 01, 2011)

Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America's most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thought-provoking, these essays offer something to creative writers...


Environment at the Margins: Literary and Environmental Studies in Africa

by Byron Caminero-Santangelo & Garth Myers Ohio University Press (August 20, 2011)

Environment at the Margins brings literary and environmental studies into a robust interdisciplinary dialogue, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation, and development in Africa and exploring alternative...


The Extinction of Menai

by Chuma Nwokolo Ohio University Press (March 07, 2018)

In the early 1980s, a pharmaceutical company administers an unethical drug trial to residents of the Niger Delta village of Kreektown. When children die as a result of the trial, the dominoes of language extinction...


The Man Who Created Paradise

by Gene Logsdon, Wendell Berry & Gregory Spaid Ohio University Press (September 21, 2017)

Gene Logsdon’s The Man Who Created Paradise is a message of hope at a time when the very concept of earth stewardship is under attack. The fable, inspired by a true story, tells how Wally Spero looked at one...


A Saturnalia of Bunk

by H. L. Mencken & S. T. Joshi Ohio University Press (July 03, 2017)

H. L. Mencken’s reputation as a journalist and cultural critic of the twentieth century has endured well into the twenty-first. His early contributions as a writer, however, are not very well known. He began...


Literary Cincinnati: The Missing Chapter

by Dale Patrick Brown Ohio University Press (December 15, 2011)

The history of Cincinnati runs much deeper than the stories of hogs that once roamed downtown streets. In addition to hosting the nation's first professional baseball team, the Tall Stacks riverboat celebration,...


The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland

by William Barillas Ohio University Press (February 15, 2006)

The midwestern pastoral is a literary tradition of place and rural experience that celebrates an attachment to land that is mystical as well as practical, based on historical and scientific knowledge as well...


Midland: Poems

by Kwame Dawes Ohio University Press (December 01, 2000)

The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet who has already established himself as an important international poetic voice. Midland,...


Ingrid Jonker: Poet under Apartheid

by Louise Viljoen Ohio University Press (March 15, 2013)

Nelson Mandela brought the poetry of Ingrid Jonker to the attention of South Africa and the wider world when he read her poem "Die kind" (The Child) at the opening of South Africa's first democratic parliament...


Haunted by Waters: Fly Fishing in North American Literature

by Mark Browning Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by...


The Palace of Bones

by Allison Eir Jenks Ohio University Press (March 31, 2002)

The Palace of Bones by Allison Eir Jenks is an often stark and startling vision of the way we live, the places we inhabit, and the relics we make to comfort ourselves.

Haunted by a quiet, unquenchable longing,...