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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...


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.


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...


The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

by Adrian Roscoe

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...


Boarding Time

by Rita Akoto Coker

The political intrigues and the resulting detention of the father of Nana Karikari a young girl in their country and the trauma associated with this incident changes her life forever when her mother sends her...


Grappling with Change in Africa

by Emmanuel Danstan Chinunda

This book brings revolution to the African continent. It makes it clear that for Africans to advance in life they require a different approach to life. The book uses proverbs and wise sayings from Africa to...


The Family Question and Other Plays

by Dickson M. Mwansa

This collection contains nine most important works written and performed between 1973 and 1989. Three of the plays won first positions in national drama competitions (The Cell, The Family Question, and The Headmaster...


African Pearls and Poisons

by Leo Louis Jacques

If you desire an exhilarating read of a familys life during Idi Amins savage reign, then this books for you. Doug Abraham, Writer & Columnist. The Jacques Familys unique Safaris passed through some of the most...


The Federation of Africa

by Keith Singleton

"The Federation of Africa is the coming of age story of African Americans through the eyes of the Sinclair family.King Cornell represents the dreamsand passions that exist in all people. His nobility inspires...


Blue Bird

by Magda Ayuk

Blue Bird is Canadian storyteller Magda Ayuk’s debut collection of poetry and prose. Blue Bird is the necessary and enduring journey of self-love. Ayuk explores this journey through the intersectional pulses...


The Extinction of Menai

by Chuma Nwokolo

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

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....


Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique?

by Joseph Hanlon & Teresa Smart

Is Mozambique an African success story?

It has 7 percent a year growth rate and substantial foreign investment. Fifteen years after the war of destabilisation, the peace has held. Mozambique is the donors' model...


Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa

by Abiodun Alao

Conflict over natural resources has made Africa the focus of international attention, particularly during the last decade. From oil in Nigeria and diamonds in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to landin Zimbabwe...


Present Imperfect

by Andrew van der Vlies

Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the 'new' nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that have followed....


All Of Africa Belongs To Me

by Edward Ndopu

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.

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

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

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.

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...