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African Literature

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Empathy and Rage:
Female Genital Mutilation in African Literature
Tobe Levin
and
 Augustine H. Asaah,
editors“Athorough discussion and education on the subject of female circumcision—whether drivenby rage, empathy, or engagement—is important. By focusing on creative writing as the site of discussion, this book provides a multifaceted education. Amust read.”
—NGUGI WATHIONG’O
“An important collection on an important subject that some misguided cultural nationalists wouldrather keep wrapped under the silences and perversions of tradition.... It derives its freshness and power from its excavation of representations in the works of African and Diasporan writers.”
—PAULTIYAMBE ZELEZA
This pioneering collection discusses representations of female genital mutilation as a themein literary art. The contributors—both scholars and activists—join together to analyze Africanand African American literature in the context of the debate between those who see FGM as atime-honored tradition and those who recognize it as an egregious human rights abuse.
Tobe Levin
is professor of English and women’s studies at the University of MarylandUniversity College Europe.
Augustine H. Asaah
is associate professor of modern languagesat the University of Ghana, where he pioneered research into African feminist literature andgender-based violence in African fiction.
C
ONTENTS
:Assaults on Female Genitalia:Activists, Authors and the Arts
 —T. Levin.
E
MPATHIZERS
.From Women’s Rite to HumanRights Issue: Literary Explorations of FemaleGenital Excision since
Facing Mount Kenya
(1938)
 —E. Bekers.
Oppositional Approaches toFGM in African Literature
 —S. Bishop.
GoingHome Again: Diaspora, FGM and Kinship in
Warrior Marks—T.L. Cage.
”Mother” as a Verb:The Erotic, Audre Lorde and FGM
 —J. Browdy de Hernandez.
E
NRAGED
.Female Genital Mutilation:Ambivalence, Indictment and Commitment inSub-Saharan African Fiction
 —A.H. Asaah.
TheAnti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Novel inPublic Education: An Example from Ghana
 — A.V. Adams.
What Is Wrong with Mariam? GloriaNaylor’s Infibulated Jew
 —T. Levin.
SomaliWomanhood: ARe-visioning
 —M. Sarkis.
E
NGAGED
. Excision and African Literature: AnActivist’s Annotated Bibliographical Excursion
 —P. Herzberger-Fofana.
Who’s Afraid of FemaleSexuality?
 —M. Mathai. Tränen im Sand/DesertTears
(Excerpts)
 —N. Abdi and L.G. Linder.
2009/218 pagesISBN: 978-0-9555079-4-6 pb
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Queen Pokou:
Concerto for a Sacrificea novel
Véronique Tadjo,
translated by Amy Baram Reid“With
Queen Pokou,
Tadjo has given a clear and magnificent rendition of an Akan classic of thistragic motif. In an English version that seems not to have lost anything in translation, this poeticnarrative is as lyrical as it is cerebrally compelling.”
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“Tadjo uses her powerful and fertile imagination to rekindle an ancient Akan myth and deliberatelysets it ablaze!”
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This award-winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa,recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou’s sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people.But it is also much more than that.Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time—what if the queensaved her son? what if she went crazy from grief? what if she ended up on a slave ship?and so on—Véronique Tadjo explores both intimate personal relationships and broad his-torical themes. Her multiple retellings of events surrounding the founding of the Baouleinvites discussion not only of the past, but also about the challenges of the present, mostnotably the bloody ethnic wars that have engulfed West Africa in recent decades.Both enchantingly poetic and deceptively simple,
Queen Pokou
received the prestigiousGrand Prix littéraire d’Afrique noire in 2005.
Véronique Tadjo,
a widely acclaimed African Francophone writer, is head of Frenchstudies at the School of Literature and Language Studies at the University ofWitswatersrand in South Africa.
2010/70 pagesISBN: 978-0-9555079-9-1 pb
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The Blind Kingdom
Véronique Tadjo,
translated by Janis A. MayesThe Blind Kingdom
is a collection of short stories and poetic texts woven together to illus-trate an African society on the brink of collapse.Writing in 1960 at a time when Côte d’Ivoire was in chaos after declaring its independ-ence from France, Véronique Tadjo explores themes of love, independence, and renewalas she creates a new world of hope and creativity. Her illuminating political allegory willresonate with contemporary readers as they draw parallels between Côte d’Ivoire’s crisisof forty years ago and the turmoil facing the country today.This edition includes an afterword by the translator, Janis Mayes, as well as ProfessorMayes’ interview with the author.
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FOREWORD
MAGAZINE’S REFERENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2007!
The Rienner Anthology of African Literature
 Anthonia C. Kalu,
editor“AHerculean labor of dedication and love.... The incontestable value of this anthology is in its gath-ering together of, and making available, materials which show the range, richness and variety of thecorpus.... Every undergraduate library in the country should have a copy ... on its shelves.”
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SAN FRANCISCO HUMANITIES REVIEW 
“An important collection.... Enhances a reader’s understanding of the development from oral literatureto contemporary written texts.... There is an exciting sense of discovery as one turns the pages of thisbook.”
—ANNE SERAFIN,
 MULTICULTURALREVIEW 
Ranging from ancient cultures to the present century, from Africa’s rich oral traditions to itscontemporary fiction, poetry, and drama, this long-awaited comprehensive anthologyreflects the enduring themes of African literature.The pieces are organized chronologically within geographic region and enhanced by both introductory material and biographical notes on each writer. An author/title indexand suggestions for further reading are also included.
Anthonia C. Kalu
is professor of African American and African studies at Ohio StateUniversity.
P
ARTIAL
C
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: T
HE
O
RAL
T
RADITION
North Africa
The King Climbs to theSky on a Ladder
The ShipwreckedSailor.
West Africa
Why the Sun and theMoon Live in the Sky
Anansi BorrowsMoney
The Song of Gimmile
Iron IsReceived from Ogun.
Central Africa
The Woman Who Killed Her Co-Wife
The Mwindo Epic.
East Africa and the Horn
Wanjiru, Sacrificed by Her People
The Legend of Kintu
How MakedaVisited Jerusalem, and How MenelikBecame King.
Southern Africa
Why theHippo Has a Stumpy Tail
Mnkabayi,Daughter of Jama of the Zulu Clan
Senzangakhona
E
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A
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A
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BIOGRAPHIES
Equiano’s Travels
Narrative of the Travels of Ali Eisami
The Narrative of Samuel AjayiCrowther
Slave Boy to Priest
T
HE
C
OLONIAL
P
ERIOD
, 1885–1956
West Africa
 A. Opoku,
River Afram
C. Laye,
The Dark Child (Chs 2–3)
 J.E. Henshaw,
The Jewels of the Shrine
 A. Tutuola,
ThePalm Wine Drinkard.
Central Africa
P.G. Lumumba,
Dawn in the Heart ofAfrica.
South Africa
T. Mofolo,
Chaka(Chs 3–4)
S.W. Nkuhlu,
The Land of thePeople Once Living
P. Abrahams,
MineBoy
E. Mphahlele,
Exile in Nigeria
T
HE
P
OSTCOLONIALPERIOD
, 1957
TOTHE
P
RESENT
North Africa
T. Salih,
TheDoum Tree of Wad Hamid
Y. Sibai,
TheCountry Boy
 A. Djebar,
My FatherWrites to My Mother
D. Chraibi,
Mother Comes of Age (Chs 2–3)
N. elSaadawi,
The Fall of the Imam
 A.Chedid,
Who Remains Standing?
T. Al- Hakim,
Food for the Millions (Acts 1–3).
West Africa
C. Achebe,
Things Fall Apart(Chs 3–4)
F. Nwapa,
Efuru (Chs 9–10)
F. Oyono,
Houseboy
 M. Bâ,
So Long aLetter (Chs 1–8)
B. Emecheta,
Kehinde(Chs 13–14)
S. Ousmane,
Tribal Scars orThe Voltaique
Z. Alkali,
Saltless Ash
B.Kwakye,
The Clothes of Nakedness (Chs8–9)
K. Awoonor,
Songs of Sorrow
B.Dadie,
I Thank You God
K. Anyidoho,
Our Birth-Cord
I. Amadiume,
NokLady in Terracotta
E. Ohaeto,
It Is Easyto Forget
 A.P.A. Busia,
Achimota
L.S.Senghor,
Letter to a Poet
B. Diop,
Breath
L. Peters,
Soweto, I Know YourAnguish
W. Soyinka,
Abiku
C. Okigbo,
Heavens-gate (I, V)
N. Osundare,
OurEarth Will Not Die
N.B. Horne,
Nana Bosompo
O. Agbajoh-Laoye,
Motherhood Cut Short
W. Soyinka,
TheTrials of Brother Jero (Act 1, Scenes 1–3)
 A.A. Aidoo,
Anowa (from Phase 1).
Central Africa
 H. Lopes,
The HonorableGentleman
T. U Tam’si,
Agony.
East Africa and the Horn
N. wa Thiong’o,
Mugumo
 A. Ayoda,
Workday
P. Anyang’-Nyong’O,
Daughterof the LowLand
W. Odame,
By the Long Road
T.Gabre-Medhin,
Home-Coming Son
O. p’Bitek,
Song of Lawino.
Southern Africa
B. Head,
The Deep River
 M. V. Mzamane,
Children of Soweto
N.Gordimer,
ACity of the Dead, ACity ofthe Living
D. Marechera,
Black SkinWhat Mask
G. Ndlovu,
The Barrel of aPen
T. Dangarembga,
NervousConditions (Ch 4)
S. Magona,
AState ofOutrage
D. Brutus,
Robben IslandSequence
G. Mhlope,
Sometimes Whenit Rains
 A. Neto,
Kinaxixi
C. Hove,
Nursery Rhyme After a War
 M.Kunene,
ANote to All SurvivingAfricans
N.S. Ndebele,
The Revolutionof the Aged
L. Nkosi,
The Rhythm ofViolence (Act 1, Scenes 1–3).
2007/977 pagesLC: 2006036746ISBN: 978-1-58826-491-6 hc
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