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id,title,author,author_id,author_bio,authors,title_slug,author_slug,isbn13,isbn10,price,format,publisher,pubdate,edition,subjects,lexile,pages,dimensions,overview,excerpt,synopsis,toc,editorial_reviews
"1","Opening Spaces: An Anthology of Contemporary African Women's Writing","Yvonne Vera","0","<p><P>EDITOR<p>Yvonne Vera was born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, gained her Ph.D. from York University in Canada, and was the Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Yvonne Vera died at age 40 in 2005<p>Yvonne Vera&rsquo;s Without a Name and Under the Tongue both won first prize in the Zimbabwe Publishers Literary Awards of 1995 and 1997 respectively. Under the Tongue won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region). Yvonne Vera won the Swedish literary award The Voice of Africa 1999.</p>","Yvonne Vera (Editor), Yvonne Vera","opening-spaces","yvonne-vera","9780435910105","0435910108","$14.52","Paperback","Heinemann","September 1999","1st Edition","General & Miscellaneous Literature Anthologies, Anthologies","","186","5.07 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.42 (d)","In this anthology the award-winning author Yvonne Vera brings together the stories of many talented writers from different parts of Africa.","","<p><p>African women are seldom given the space to express their concerns, their ideas and their reflections about the societies in which they live. In situations where a good woman is expected to remain silent, literature can provide an important medium for the expression of deeply-felt and sometimes shocking views. In this anthology the award-winning author Yvonne Vera brings together the stories of many talented writers from different parts of Africa. The act as witnesses to the dramas of private and public life. Their stories challenge contemporary attitudes and behaviour, leaving no room for complacency.<p></p>","<P>Preface<p>The Girl Who Can - Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana)<p>Deciduous Gazettes - Melissa Tandiwe Myambo (Zimbabwe)<p>The Enigma - Lindsey Collen (Mauritius)<p>The Red Velvet Dress - Farida Karodia (South Africa)<p>Uncle Bunty - Norma Kitson (South Africa)<p>The Betrayal - Veronique Tadjo (Cote D&#39;Ivoire)<p>The Museum - Leila Aboulela (Sudan)<p>The Power of a Plate of Rice - Ifeoma Okoye (Nigeria)<p>Stress - Lilia Momple (Mozambique)<p>A State of Outrage - Sindiwe Magona (South Africa)<p>Crocodile Tails - Chiedze Musengezi (Zimbabwe)<p>Night Thoughts - Monde Sifuniso (Zambia)<p>The Barrel of a Pen - Gugu Ndlovu (Zimbabwe)<p>A Perfect Wife - Anna Doa (Mali)<p>The Home-Coming - Milly Jafta (Namibia)<p>Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements",""
"2","The Caine Prize for African Writing 2010: 11th Annual Collection","The Caine Prize for African Writing","0","","The Caine Prize for African Writing","the-caine-prize-for-african-writing-2010","the-caine-prize-for-african-writing","9781906523374","1906523371","$13.46","Paperback","New Internationalist","August 2010","","Short Story Anthologies, African Fiction, African Literature Anthologies","","208","5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)","<p>The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize. For the past ten years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing. Previous winners and entrants include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, EC Osondu, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Mary Watson, and Binyavanga Wainaina.</p>|<p>The 2010 collection will include the shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop. It will be published in time for the announcement of the award in July 2010.</p>","","<p><p>The best in new short story fiction from Africa's leading literary award.<p></p>","<P>Introduction 6<P>Caine Prize 2010 Shortlisted Stories<P>The Life of Worm Ken Barris (South Africa) 9<P>How Shall We Kill the Bishop? Lily Mabura (Kenya) 20<P>Muzungu Namwali Serpell (Zambia) 31<P>Soulmates Alex Smith (South Africa) 48<P>Stickfighting Days Olufemi Terry (Sierra Leone) 59<P>The CDC Caine Prize African Writers' Workshop Stories 2010<P>The Plantation Ovo Adagha (Nigeria) 76<P>Soul Safari Alnoor Amlani (Kenya) 86<P>A Life in Full Jude Dibia (Nigeria) 96<P>Mr Oliver Mamle Kabu (Ghana) 108<P>Happy Ending Stanley Onjezani Kenani (Malawi) 122<P>The David Thuo Show Samuel Munene (Kenya) 137<P>Set Me Free Clifford Chianga Oluoch (Kenya) 147<P>Invocations to the Dead Gill Schierhout (South Africa) 163<P>Almost Cured of Sadness Vuyo Seripe (South Africa) 176<P>The Journey Valerie Tagwira (Zimbabwe) 187<P>The King and I Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Zimbabwe) 200<P>Indigo Molara Wood (Nigeria) 212<P>Rules 224",""
"3","African Folktales","Roger D. Abrahams","0","","Roger D. Abrahams, Dan Frank","african-folktales","roger-d-abrahams","9780394721170","0394721179","$18.95","Paperback","Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group","August 1983","","Travel, Africa","","","","","","<p><P>Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms.</p><h3>Library Journal</h3><p>This volume sports a hefty 95 stories gleaned from the notes of the earliest missionaries on up to recent anthropological studies. Abrahams admits that reading the stories lacks the full impact of hearing them told aloud but contends that they can nonetheless still be enjoyed. The stories feature numerous illustrations. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.</p>","",""
"4","Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century","Vincent Carretta","0","","Vincent Carretta","unchained-voices","vincent-carretta","9780813190761","0813190762","$30.00","Paperback","University Press of Kentucky","December 2003","Expanded","United States History - African American History, African American History, African Diaspora History, American Literature Anthologies, Anthologies, Ethnic & Minority Studies, United States History - 18th Century - General & Miscellaneous, Africana - Afric","","416","6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)","Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, capturing the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic--America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa--between 1760 and 1798.","","<p><P>Vincent Carretta has assembled the most comprehensive anthology ever published of writings by eighteenth-century people of African descent, capturing the surprisingly diverse experiences of blacks on both sides of the Atlantic&#151;America, Britain, the West Indies, and Africa&#151;between 1760 and 1798.</p><h3>African American Review</h3><p>This excellent anthology meets a longstanding need for a scholarly collection of early Anglo African and African American writers.</p>","<TABLE><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Acknowledgments</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT""></TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Introduction</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">1</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">A Note on the Texts and Editorial Policy</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">17</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">A Note on Money</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">18</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Notes on the Illustrations</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">19</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, A Negro Man</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">20</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Poems: An Evening Thought</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">26</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, Ethiopian Poetess</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">26</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, An African Prince, As related by Himself</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">32</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Poems: An Elegiac Poem, on the Death of ... George Whitefield</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">59</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">59</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">""To His Excellency General Washington""</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">59</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">""An Ode""</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">72</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African, in Two Volumes. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of his Life</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">77</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">A Narrative of the Lord's wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">110</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">The Life and Confession of Johnson Green, Who Is to Be Executed this day, August 17th, 1786, for the Atrocious Crime of Burglary; Together with his Last and Dying Words</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">134</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">""Petition of an African Slave, to the Legislature of Massachusetts"" (1782), from The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, Prose and Poetical. For June 1787</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">142</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of The Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Humbly Submitted to the Inhabitants of Great-Britain, By Ottobah Cugoano, a Native of Africa</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">145</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">185</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">Copy of a Letter from Benjamin Banneker to the Secretary of State with his Answer</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">319</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">""An Account of several Baptist Churches, consisting chiefly of Negro Slaves: particularly of one of Kingston, in Jamaica; and another at Savannah in Georgia""</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">325</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">""An Account of the Life of Mr. David George, from Sierra Leone in Africa; given by himself in a Conversation with Brother Rippon of London, and Brother Pearce of Birmingham""</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">333</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">""Memoirs of the Life of Boston King, a Black Preacher. Written by Himself, during his Residence at Kingswood-School""</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">351</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But resident above sixty years in the United States of America. Related By Himself</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">369</TD><TR><TD WIDTH=""20%""></TD><TD WIDTH=""70%"">App: Biographical Sketches</TD><TD WIDTH=""10%"" ALIGN=""RIGHT"">389</TD></TABLE>","<article>| <h4>African American Review</h4>This excellent anthology meets a longstanding need for a scholarly collection of early Anglo African and African American writers.||</article>||<article>| <h4>From the Publisher</h4><p>""An important work for gaining an understanding of a heretofore little examined aspect of the eighteenth century."" -- Bloomsbury Review</p>|<p>""The selection of texts is diverse and wide-ranging.... The most comprehensive anthology on the subject and deserves to become the standard text for students in eighteenth-century studies and American studies."" -- British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies</p>|<p>""Establishes the canon of Black diasporic authors writing in English in the 18th century and makes the texts accessible to scholars and students."" -- East-Central Intelligencer</p>|<p>""Carretta has done eighteenth-century studies an immeasurable service.... The definitive anthology of black writing of the eighteenth-century African diaspora, serving the purpose of both introduction to and contestation of the overlapping fields of American, British, religious, and African studies."" -- Eighteenth-Century Fiction</p>|<p>""Most challenging and exhaustive, both in quality and quantity of research, presentation, scope, and premise. Carretta seeks to validate what for him is an unbroken link of unshackled black literary voices."" -- Eighteenth-Century Studies</p>|<p>""This is the most comprehensive collection of writings by people of African descent on both sides of the Atlantic more than 200 years ago."" -- Lexington Herald-Leader</p>|<p>""An excellent anthology."" -- Times Literary Supplement</p>|<p>""Cause for celebration.... Will no doubt contribute to the ongoing rethinking of the eighteenth-century canon."" -- Year's Work in English Studies</p>|||</article>"
"5","Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel","Esi Sutherland-Addy","0","<p><P>Esi Sutherland-Addy (Ph.D. Hon, Hon FCP) is senior research fellow, head of the Language, Literature, and Drama Section, Institute of African Studies, and associate director of the African Humanties Institue Program at the University of Ghana. Aminata Diaw teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, S&#233;n&#233;gal, where she is currently the public affairs director of the Centre for Cultural and Scientific Programs. She is also Secretary General of the S&#233;n&#233;galese Council of Women and Chair for the subcommittee on Humanities and Social Sciences of the National Commission of UNESCO.</p>","Esi Sutherland-Addy (Editor), Abena P. A. Busia (Editor), Aminata Diaw","women-writing-africa","esi-sutherland-addy","9781558615007","1558615008","$29.95","Paperback","Feminist Press at CUNY, The","August 2005","","Literary Criticism - General & Miscellaneous, Oral Tradition & Storytelling, African Literature Anthologies","","560","6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)","<p>The acclaimed Women Writing Africa project “opens up worlds too often excluded from the history books” (<i>Booklist</i>) and is an “essential resource for scholars and general readers alike” (<i>Library Journal</i>). It reveals the cultural legacy of African women in their own words, in never-before- published texts that include communal songs and lullabies, letters and speeches, poetry and fiction.</p>|<p>Representing 20 languages and 12 countries, volume 2 covers western Africa, where most African Americans find their roots. The collection presents an epic history of the region through the eyes of its women, from the age of African kings through colonialism and independence.</p>|<p>Volume 1 of the series, <i>Women Writing Africa: The Southern Region</i>, is also available; volumes 3 and 4 will be published in 2006.</p>","","<p><P>A major literary and scholarly work that transforms perceptions of West African women's history and culture.</p><h3>Library Journal</h3><p>This second of four volumes representing the literary expression of African women focuses on 12 West African nations, documenting the history of this expression since upward of six centuries before colonialism and 20th-century independence. Editors Sutherland-Addy (language, literature, & drama, Inst. for African Studies, Univ. of Ghana) and Diaw (philosophy, Univ. Cheikh Anta Kiop in Dakar, Senegal) have compiled 132 texts accompanied by head notes by eminent authors (e.g., Buchi Emecheta, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Bernadette Dao Sanou) to explain their cultural and historical contexts. These texts showcase not just the written word-in the form of letters, diaries, historical documents-but the spoken word as well, in lullabies, songs, and other oral traditions. Some of these texts are full of celebration and some of powerful emotions; all evoke powerful imagery. Both the texts and the head notes are fascinating to read, and the reader is truly gripped by the passion and emotion of the writers. This anthology provides an epic tale of African history while highlighting African women's valuable contributions to their culture and bringing their voices to life for readers everywhere. Highly recommended.-Susan McClellan, Avalon P.L., Pittsburgh Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.</p>","","<article>| <h4>Library Journal</h4>This second of four volumes representing the literary expression of African women focuses on 12 West African nations, documenting the history of this expression since upward of six centuries before colonialism and 20th-century independence. Editors Sutherland-Addy (language, literature, &amp; drama, Inst. for African Studies, Univ. of Ghana) and Diaw (philosophy, Univ. Cheikh Anta Kiop in Dakar, Senegal) have compiled 132 texts accompanied by head notes by eminent authors (e.g., Buchi Emecheta, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Bernadette Dao Sanou) to explain their cultural and historical contexts. These texts showcase not just the written word-in the form of letters, diaries, historical documents-but the spoken word as well, in lullabies, songs, and other oral traditions. Some of these texts are full of celebration and some of powerful emotions; all evoke powerful imagery. Both the texts and the head notes are fascinating to read, and the reader is truly gripped by the passion and emotion of the writers. This anthology provides an epic tale of African history while highlighting African women's valuable contributions to their culture and bringing their voices to life for readers everywhere. Highly recommended.-Susan McClellan, Avalon P.L., Pittsburgh Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.||</article>"