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POST COLONIAL LITERATURE

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Written by WAGUIH GHALI
Introduction by PANKAJ MISHRA

Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/10/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17074-1

Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram’s favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour the works of Sartre and engage in dangerous revolutionary activities to support Egyptian independence. By turns biting and comic, Beer in the...

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Written by VIVEK CHIBBER

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 03/12/2013

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-844-67976-8

Postcolonial theory has become enormously influential as a framework for understanding the Global South. It is also a school of thought popular because of its rejection of the supposedly universalizing categories of the Enlightenment. In this devastating critique, mounted on behalf of the radical Enlightenment tradition, Vivek Chibber offers the most comprehensive response yet to postcolonial theory. Focusing on the hugely popular Subaltern Studies project, Chibber shows that its...

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Written by CHEIKH HAMIDOU KANE
Translator KATHERINE WOODS

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 04/10/2012

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-612-19054-9

The celebrated classic by a groundbreaking figure in African literature addresses a critical contemporary issue–the collision of Islamic African values and Western culture

Hailed by Chinua Achebe as one of the greatest African novels ever written, this long-unavailable classic tells the tale of young Samba Diallo, a devout pupil in a Koranic religious school in Senegal whose parents send him to Paris to study philosophy. Unknown to Samba, it is his family’s desperate attempt to better...

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INTRODUCING THE SERGEANT KELLA AND SISTER CONCHITA SERIES SET IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
Written by GRAEME KENT

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Soho Crime

On Sale: 02/07/2012

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-616-95060-6

It’s not easy being Ben Kella. As a sergeant in the Solomon Islands Police Force, as well as an aofia, a hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, he is viewed with distrust by both the indigenous islanders and the British colonial authorities. In the past few days he has been cursed by a magic man, stumbled across evidence of a cargo cult uprising, and failed to find an American anthropologist who had been scouring the mountains for a priceless pornographic icon. Then, at a...

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THE IMMIGRANT ARTIST AT WORK
Written by EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/20/2011

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94643-0

A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.

Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it...

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Written by TAYEB SALIH
Introduction by LAILA LALAMI
Translator DENYS JOHNSON-DAVIES

Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 04/14/2009

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-590-17302-2

After many years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan, eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood—the enigmatic Mustafa Sa’eed. Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence, telling him the story of his own years in London in the early part of the twentieth century, of his brilliant career as an...

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A NOVEL
Written by V.S. NAIPAUL

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/08/2002

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-70728-5

Winner of the Nobel Prize 

In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity.

The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his father's self-denial and vowing to live more authentically. That search takes him to the immigrant and literary...

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A NOVEL
Written by V.S. NAIPAUL

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2002

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-03055-2

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 

No writer has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial world more acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals such a hauntingly human face. A perfect case in point is this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, accompanied by four supporting narratives.

In the beginning it is just a car trip through Africa. Two English people—Bobby, a civil servant with a guilty...

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Written by V.S. NAIPAUL

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/08/2002

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-70714-8

In this slyly funny novel–his first–V. S. Naipaul traces the unlikely career of Ganesh Ramsumair, a failed schoolteacher and impecunious village masseur who in time becomes a revered mystic, a thriving entrepreneur, and the most beloved politician in Trinidad.

In 1940s Trinidad masseurs were the medical practitioners of choice. Ganesh treats not only muscle pain but people pursued by malign clouds or afflicted with an amorous fascination with bicycles. His ascent is variously aided and...

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Written by SINDIWE MAGONA

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/15/2000

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00949-9

Sindiwe Magona’s novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation’s first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. She then learned that one of the boys held...

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Written by ISAK DINESEN

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 09/05/1992

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-60021-3

In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to...

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