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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...


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...


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...


Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project

by Virginia Garner UPA (May 19, 2011)

In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s...


The Story of an African Farm

by Olive Schreiner Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

The first great South African novel chronicles the adventures of 3 childhood friends who defy societal repression. A gripping indictment of the rigid Boer social conventions of the 19th-century.


The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb

by Claudia Esposito Lexington Books (November 29, 2013)

The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity...


The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

by Adrian Roscoe Columbia University Press (November 17, 2007)

Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three...


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 Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

by Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper & Craig Mackenzie Columbia University Press (June 19, 2012)

From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid....


All Of Africa Belongs To Me

by Edward Ndopu Taba Yensu Press (May 05, 2017)

In All Of Africa Belongs To Me, Edward Ndopu explores faces of political and human experiences, invoking compassion and empathy in the reader. This collection of his poems shows the poet as he really is: a true...


At Home and Away: Safe House Short Story Singles Bundle

by Hawa Jande Golakai, Kofi Akpabli, Kevin Eze & Mark Gevisser et al. Dundurn (August 20, 2016)

This collection of the first five pieces of creative nonfiction from the anthology Safe House includes a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, illuminating African narratives to readers both inside...


A Murder in Clovelly: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Bongani Kona & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (June 25, 2016)

This piece by Bongani Kona is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


Forgetting Lamido: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Chike Frankie Edozien & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (August 13, 2016)

This piece by Chike Frankie Edozien is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and...


Being and Belonging: Safe House Short Story Singles Bundle

by Elnathan John, Bongani Kona, Msingi Sasis & Barbara Wanjala et al. Dundurn (August 27, 2016)

This collection of five pieces of creative nonfiction from the anthology Safe House includes a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, illuminating African narratives to readers both inside and outside...


The Mission at Verona: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Beatrice Lamwaka & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (July 30, 2016)

This piece by Beatrice Lamwaka is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


Made in Nima: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Kofi Akpabli & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (May 21, 2016)

This piece by Kofi Akpabli is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


Walking Girly in Nairobi: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Mark Gevisser & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (June 11, 2016)

This piece by Mark Gevisser is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


The Life and Death of Rowan Du Preez: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Simone Haysom & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (July 23, 2016)

This piece by Simone Haysom is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


The Keepers of Secrets: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Elnathan John & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (June 18, 2016)

This piece by Elnathan John is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


The Search for Magical Mbuji: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Neema Komba & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (August 06, 2016)

This piece by Neema Komba is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...


Then and Now: Safe House Short Story Singles Bundle

by Simone Haysom, Beatrice Lamwaka, Chike Frankie Edozien & Neema Komba et al. Dundurn (September 03, 2016)

This collection of four pieces of creative nonfiction from the anthology Safe House includes a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, illuminating African narratives to readers both inside and outside...


Textures

by John Eppel & Togara Muzanenhamo amabooks (December 01, 2014)

Suburban and cosmopolitan, youthful and elderly, formal and experimental? these binaries twist like threads which meet in this anthology, and interweave on the loom of prosody, forming rich and varied textures,...


Fugee: Safe House Short Story Singles

by Hawa Jande Golakai & Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Dundurn (May 14, 2016)

This piece by Hawa Jande Golakai is from the anthology Safe House. The creative nonfiction gathered together in Safe House include a mix of memoir, life writing, reportage, and essays, from east, west, and southern...