Description : We have in this book a collection of incisive essays on the work of major African novelists on the current literary scene. Each essay attempts an in-depth critical reading of the work discussed, culminating in unique readings that shed illuminating lights in a manner not attempted by other critics of African literature. What unifies these interpretations is a critical approach predicated on the form, structure, technique and style of the works analysed.
Description : The story of oil wildcatter Frank Phillips reveals his beginnings as a barbershop owner and how he became one of the richest bankers in Oklahoma
Description : Nigerian writers are amongst the most perceptive and dedicated African writers and critics. Fiction, drama and poetry emanating from Nigeria have generated essential insights into the social, political and cultural issues of Africa. This collection of interviews represents a remarkable array of writers from the first, as well as the younger generations. Together the assemblage of writers and commentators presents the complementary dimensions of literature and criticism. The writers include: Flora Nwapa, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Ifeoma Okoye, Niyi Osundare, Chukwuemeka Ike, and Tanure Ojaide. Critics include: D.I Nwoga, Ernest Emenyonu, Kalu Oka, Edith Ihekweazu and Ossie Enekwe.
Description : Arab cultural discourse has been slow to respond to changing sexual behaviour. The contributors to this collection pick up the slack, ranging across such disciplines as literature, history, sociology and psychology. Is Damascus the 'chastity capital' of the Middle East, where perceptions of wealth and class fuel female rivalries? How do gay men cruise in Beirut? How do young women in Tunis cope with both social pressures to become thin and family pressures to gain weight? What do Lebanese creative-writing students write about sexual practices versus public behaviour? The fresh, compelling research topi covered include masculinity and migration; colonialism and sexual health; fantasy and violence; and domestic workers and sexual tensions. 'Other people's sex lives have always been a source of fascination, and nowhere more so than in the Middle East ... Ground-breaking.' New Statesman