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South African Folk Tales

by James A Honey

This book was especially republished to raise funds for the Westville Boys High Scholarship fund, where gifted but underprivileged South Africans are given a chance of first class high school education. It is...


Africa39

by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Wole Soyinka

Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing,...


Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa: Saving Souls, Prolonging Lives

by Rijk van Dijk, Hansjörg Dilger & Marian Burchardt

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious...


The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious 'Other'

by Afe Adogame

This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian,...


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

by Virginia Garner

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...


African Pens 2011: New Writing from Southern Africa

by South African PEN & J. M. Coetzee

A new anthology of writings, this collection contains stories with varying themes from 21 different writers. Including an assured and professional piece of writing about a seemingly simple interaction between...


African-Centred Management Education: A New Paradigm for an Emerging Continent

by David N. Abdulai

In African-Centred Management Education, Professor Abdulai looks critically at the failings of management education in Africa and how that has impacted growth and development efforts, especially at this critical...


The Story of an African Farm

by Olive Schreiner

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.


Writing Lives

by Irene Staunton

Writing Lives, a collection of short stories, featuring Lawrence Hoba, Tendai Huchu, Tendai Machingaidze, Nevanji Madanhire, Daniel Mandishona, Christopher Mlalazi, Blessing Musariri, Chiedza Musengezi, Sekai...


The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb

by Claudia Esposito

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...


Africa's Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance

by Andrew F. Cooper & John J. Kirton

This volume addresses the ideational and policy-oriented challenges of Africa’s health governance due to voluntary and involuntary cross-border migration of people and diseases in a growing 'mobile Africa'....


Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing

by Rob Spillman

A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literature

Coming at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality...


Comparative Regionalisms for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South

by Dr Emmanuel Fanta, Ms Vanessa T Tang & Professor Timothy M Shaw

The global 'financial' crisis at the turn of the decade has accelerated changes in the relative standing of major regions. As both the US and Eurozone economies have confronted a series of setbacks and struggles...


Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy

by Kwaku Appiah-Adu

Oil exploration in the developing world has been and continues to be a high profile and high risk activity attracting media coverage and stimulating much debate. In Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging...


Mapping Agency: Comparing Regionalisms in Africa

by Dr Martin Rempe, Dr Ulrike Lorenz-Carl & Professor Timothy M Shaw

Despite regionalism having developed into a global phenomenon, the European Union (EU) is still more often than not presented as the ‘role-model of regionalism’ whose institutional designs and norms are...


China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations

by Assoc Prof Li Xing, Asst Prof Abdulkadir Osman Farah & Professor Timothy M Shaw

This collection juxtaposes a variety of approaches about China and Africa, and their interrelations seeking to go beyond early, simplistic formulations. Perspectives informed by Polanyi advance nuanced analysis...


J.M. Coetzee's Austerities

by Graham Bradshaw & Michael Neill

Representing a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives, this volume examines J.M. Coetzee's novels from Dusklands to Diary of a Bad Year. The choice of essays reflects three broad goals: aligning...


Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Gender, and the Ethics of Postcolonial Reading

by Brendon Nicholls

This is the first comprehensive book-length study of gender politics in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's fiction. Brendon Nicholls argues that mechanisms of gender subordination are strategically crucial to Ngugi's ideological...


J.M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship

by Jane Poyner

In her analysis of the South African novelist J. M. Coetzee's literary and intellectual career, Jane Poyner illuminates the author's abiding preoccupation with what Poyner calls the "paradox of postcolonial...


African Contributions in Shaping the Worldwide Intellectual Property System

by Tshimanga Kongolo

Africa is playing an increasingly more significant role in the domain of international intellectual property law, and this book underlines the contributions made by African countries as a group to the development...