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  • A Land Like You

    A Land Like You
    av Tobie Nathan

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427885

    Cairo 1925, Haret al-Yahud, the old Jewish Quarter. Esther, a beautiful young woman believed to be possessed by demons, longs to give birth after seven blissful years of marriage. Her husband, blind since childhood, does not object when, in her effo…

  • What Is Africa to Me?

    What Is Africa to Me?
    av Maryse Conde

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423764

    Maryse Conde is one of the best-known and most beloved French Caribbean literary voices. The author of more than twenty novels, she was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2015 and has long been recognized as a giant of black femin…

  • Secure the Base

    Secure the Base
    av Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423139

    For more than sixty years, Ngugi wa Thiong'o has been writing fearlessly the questions, challenges, histories, and futures of Africans, particularly those of his homeland, Kenya. In his work, which has included plays, novels, and essays, Ngugi narra…

  • Conditional Tense

    Conditional Tense
    av Antjie Krog

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857421746

    When apartheid ended in 1994, a radiant national optimism suggested a bright future for the new, unified South Africa. But today, even in the midst of a vibrant economy, the cumulative effect of the country's corrosive past-three hundred years of co…

  • The Eye of the Needle

    The Eye of the Needle
    av Richard Turner

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422378

    Described by Nelson Mandela as a source of inspiration, Richard Turner was a central figure in the white South African student movement and key in its radicalization. Turner acquired his doctorate at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he was inspired by t…

  • The Shadow of Things to Come

    The Shadow of Things to Come
    av Kossi Efoui

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420992

    In an unnamed African nation, the people are subject to a state of perpetual warfare and an Orwellian abuse of language that strips away meaning and renders life senseless. And in a bare room lit only by moonlight, a young man hides, waiting for the…

  • Culture and Liberation

    Culture and Liberation
    av Alex La Guma

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857427892

    One of South Africa’s best-known writers during the apartheid era, Alex La Guma was a lifelong activist and a member of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. Persecuted and imprisoned by the South African regime…

  • Modern Sovereign

    Modern Sovereign
    av Joseph Tonda

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426888

    The “Modern Sovereign,” a notion indebted both to Hobbes’s Leviathan and Marx’s conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is a…

  • The Journey of a Caribbean Writer

    The Journey of a Caribbean Writer
    av Maryse Conde

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420978

    For nearly four decades, Maryse Conde, best known for her novels "Segu" and "Windward Heights", has been at the forefront of French Caribbean literature. In this collection of essays and lectures, written over many years and in response to the chall…

  • That Which Is Not Drawn

    That Which Is Not Drawn
    av William Kentridge

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857421753

    For more than three decades, artist William Kentridge has explored in his work the nature of subjectivity, the possibilities of revolution, the Enlightenment's legacy in Africa, and the nature of time itself. Though his pieces have allowed viewers t…

  • Phantom Africa

    Phantom Africa
    av Michel Leiris

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423771

    One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, Phantom Africa is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal by turns melodramatic, self-de…

  • That Which Is Not Drawn

    That Which Is Not Drawn
    av William Kentridge

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857424457

    For more than three decades, artist William Kentridge has explored in his work the nature of subjectivity, the possibilities of revolution, the Enlightenment's legacy in Africa, and the nature of time itself. At the same time, his creative work has…

  • The Soho Chronicles

    The Soho Chronicles
    av Matthew Kentridge

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857421760

    Over the last twenty years, William Kentridge has built a worldwide reputation as a contemporary artist, best known for his series of ten animated films created from charcoal drawings. The films introduced a significant character in contemporary fic…

  • The Divine Song

    The Divine Song
    av Abdourahman A. Waberi

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426949

    “Everything starts with a song and everything ends with another song,” says the narrator of The Divine Song. Paris is an old Sufi cat who keeps watch over his brilliant yet pathetic master, Sammy Kamau-Williams, the Enchanter. In Sammy,…

  • Of Morsels and Marvels

    Of Morsels and Marvels
    av Maryse Conde

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426932

    For many, cooking is simply the mechanical act of reproducing standard recipes. To Maryse Condé, however, cooking implies creativity and personal invention, on par with the complexity of writing a story. A cook, she explains, uses spices and flavors…

  • Rachel's Blue

    Rachel's Blue
    av Zakes Mda

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857423320

    Novelist Zakes Mda has made a name for himself as a key chronicler of the new, post-apartheid South Africa, casting a satirical eye on its claims of political unity, its rising black middle class, and other aspects of its complicated, multiracial so…

  • The Upright Revolution

    The Upright Revolution
    av Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857426475

    Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong’o offers in The Upright Revolution. Blending myth and folklore wi…

  • Naming the Dawn

    Naming the Dawn
    av Abdourahman A. Waberi

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425461

    The poems in this new volume by Abdourahman A. Waberi are introspective and inquisitive, reflecting a deep spiritual bond—with words, with the history of Islam and its great poets, with the landscapes those poets walked, among which Waberi gre…

  • The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories

    The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories
    av Ivan Vladislavic

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425881

    “Not writing is always a relief and sometimes a pleasure. Writing about what cannot be written, by contrast, is the devil’s own job.”In this unusual text, a blend of essay, fiction, and literary genealogy, South African novelist Iv…

  • Shadow of Things to Come

    Shadow of Things to Come

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857428738

    Now in paperback, The Shadow of Things to Come and its catastrophic and carnivalesque dreamscape speak out against political rhetoric and the destruction of meaning by government. In an unnamed African nation, the people are subject to a state of pe…

  • Accounts and Drawings from Underground

    Accounts and Drawings from Underground
    av William Kentridge

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422057

    Over the last twenty years, William Kentridge has built a world-wide reputation as a contemporary artist, best known for his series of ten animated films created from charcoal drawings. The films introduced a significant character in contemporary fi…

  • The Sculptors of Mapungubwe

    The Sculptors of Mapungubwe
    av Zakes Mda

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857425898

    In the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe, the royal sculptor had two sons, Chata and Rendani. As they grew, so grew their rivalry?and their extraordinary talents. But while Rendani became a master carver of the animals that run in the wild hills and lu…

  • The Algerian Memoirs

    The Algerian Memoirs
    av Henri Alleg

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857420305

    The personal history of journalist Henri Alleg is tied inextricably to the history of the French-Algerian conflict. Best known for his book "The Question", a firsthand account of his torture by French troops during the Algerian war for independence,…

  • The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper

    The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper
    av Abdourahman A. Waberi

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422385

    Few of us have had the opportunity to visit Djibouti, the small crook of a country strategically located in the Horn of Africa, which makes The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper all the more seductive. In his first collection…

  • Black Diamond

    Black Diamond
    av Zakes Mda

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780857422224

    In this novel by celebrated South African writer Zakes Mda, Kristin Uys, a tough magistrate who lives alone with her cat in the Roodepoort district of Johannesburg, goes on a one-woman crusade to wipe out prostitution in her town. Her reasons are pe…