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Winner of three O. Henry Awards, the Commonwealth Gold Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Kirsch Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Wallace Stegner was a literary giant. In Marking the Sparrow's Fall, the first collection of…

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Helen Thomas' study opens a new avenue for Romanticism by exploring connections with literature produced by slaves, slave owners, abolitionists and radical dissenters between 1770 and 1830. In the first major attempt to relate canonical Romantic texts to…

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This collection is a study of African literature framed by the central, and multi-faceted, idea of 'mother' - motherland, mothertongue, motherwit, motherhood, mothering - looking at the paradoxical location of (m)other as both central and marginal. Whilst the…

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As non-African writers have created images of Africa that suit their own needs, African writers have countered these images with African landscapes that emphasize the landmarks and horizons that are significant for Africans. In this volume, Loflin explores the…

Ngugi wa Thiongo

by Simon Gikandi

|February 19, 2001

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Simon Gikandi's study offers a comprehensive analysis of all the published works of the influential Kenyan dramatist, novelist, and critic Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Gikandi traces Ngugi's literary career from the 1960s through to his role in shaping a radical culture…

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This is an original volume of critical and theoretical essays that seek to interpret the current philosophical, aesthetic, and literary thinking about African American literature and language. Some of the most significant writers and thinkers in the field have…

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While much critical attention has been given to adult literature, African literature for children and young adults remains a neglected area. This annotated bibliography includes entries for English-language books set in Africa. The books are intended for children…

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This is the first comprehensive index of subjects, themes, and proverbs in the works of Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. Designed to enhance comprehension of Soyinka's art, the index shows what ideas and…

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"This is an extraordinarily rich collection full of informative detail and excellent interpretative analysis. There is not a single piece that fails to fascinate... " -Leeds African Studies Bulletin "... an impressive collection of inspiring and thought-provoking…

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This unique publication provides a thesaurus of all Library of Congress sub-Saharan African subject headings ever published, including classification numbers for most subject headings and cross-references from related or unused versions of a heading. Thus it…

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This is the first collection of essays in which African critics present an in-depth study of African-American writers. These prominent critics from different African countries and backgrounds bring an important perspective to the complex relationship between…