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The journals of Critical Studies [CS] African Literature [JAL] and New Poetry [NP] are annual volumes of critical essays on the literatures of Africa and her Diaspora. You can order from an online bookstore or contact the publisher for bulk order quotation.

 

 

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE NO. 12

 

Journal African Literature No 12 provides scholarly researched comparisons of authors and their oeuvre in this recent assessment of Africa centred creative thought and the expanding awareness of history, tradition and space in African writing.
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JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE NO. 11

 

Incorporating new insights and transformative perspectives on history and language; our scholars investigate tendencies and evocations that envision the imaginative articulation of African identity, the contestation of language and history, the reassessment of culture and heritage within a tradition of literature for communal uplift and social transformation. . Order Now

 

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE # 9

 

 Using the works of Morrison, Head, Ba, Vera, Magona, Rotimi, Okri, D’Aguiar, Onwueme, Mabanckou, Biyaoula and the Insigamigani texts of Rwanda, the heroism and wisdom of African proverbs as a metagenre are being rediscovered in the new writings of African scholars. A multidimensional notion of existence is replacing linearity time that seems very much an arbitrary creation of Western materialist consciousness. Order Now

 

 

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE # 7

 Across Borders is an attempt to commit the process of African integration in postcoloniality and postmodernity to the exploration of perspectives on black identities in contemporary writings and the interaction of cultural expressions beyond the borders of Africa and across the Atlantic. Order Now

 

THE JOURNAL OF NEW POETRY NO. 6

This volume takes historical, sociological, literary, aesthetic perspectives on the evolution, practice and emergence of African poetry and music as mutually reliant and dependent creative media of art in society. It proposes that music should weave naturally, and most perceptibly, with the religious functions of art in a social communion that holds greater purpose for individual and communal well being. The focus on poetry and music recognises the significance of both artistic forms to contemporary African experience.Order Now


 

AFRICA LITERARY JOURNAL ALJ B5 

FEMINIST IMPULSES, CITIZENSHIP ISSUES

 

The African Literary Journal (B5) is a move toward replacing exclusivity of disciplines of the early school with a more imaginative approach to disciplinary relations where borders seem to merge in the treatment of issues such as feminism, politics, nationality, literacy and culture. Order Now

 

 

Journal of AFRICAN LITERATURE # 4

 

The Journal of African Literature and Culture No. 4 examines the dramatic literatures of Ama Ata Aidoo, Tess Onwueme and Femi Osofisan in addition to fresh insights on the prose writings of Bessora, Bessie Head, Mia Couto, Coetzee, Laye, Ce, and more writers of the new tradition. Order Now

 

 

AFRICA LITERARY JOURNAL ALJ B4

RE-IMAGINING AFRICAN LITERATURE (1)

 

Africa Literary Journal (B4) comes with integrative indigenous approach to African literary criticism and an emphasis on African oral literatures.

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CRITICAL STUDIES CS (A) 2: ONUORA OSSIE ENEKWE

The Second IRCALC Critical Supplement (A)2 series on African writing assembles a total of 17 Critical Essays, Chats, and Reviews on the Poetry and Prose Fictions of Nigerian professor of dramatic literature Onuora Ossie Enekwe. This is the first collective and comprehensive criticism and theorizing of Enekwe, whose writings have bolstered African aesthetic contributions to world literature and theatre. Order Now

 

Journal of AFRICAN LITERATURE # 3

 

RE-IMAGINING AFRICAN LITERATURE 2

Continuing the theme of Re-Imagining African Literature, articles in JAL (3) issue include critical reappraisals of the works of notable younger and older African writers: Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, JM Coetzee, Chin Ce, Dangaremgba, Vassanji, Ama Ata Aidoo, Mongo Beti to mention but a few. Order Now

 

AFRICA AND HER WRITERS [JALC 10 Special Edition)

 

Special Tenth anniversary edition of the JALC Contemporary Series which features more critical entries and reviews on favourite authors of African fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction. This unique concern with authors and their work marks a continuing quest for assessment of Africa’s creative literatures alongside visionary progress and aesthetic of different nationalities and their varying degrees of individual consciousness. Order Now

 

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE  # 8

 Featuring a Forum on the oral-written interface in Achebe's fictions, this volume of contributions from scholars of Black and African writing around the world has exploded theoretical frameworks for propagating indigenous knowledge about the Black experience, the tensions of Space and Identity at various political, social, economic and psychological levels of African national existence, and their possible remediation through imaginative fusions that are embedded in external and subjective realities. Order Now

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE NO. 6

 African scholars' commitment in the study in Oral Traditions is borne from the awareness that African verbal arts still survive in works of discerning writers, in the conscious exploration of tropes, perspectives, philosophy and consciousness, its complementary realism and ontology for the delineation of authentic African response to memory, history and all possible confrontations with existence such as witnessed in recent analyses of the African novel.
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THE JOURNAL OF NEW POETRY NO. 5

Continues the theme of War and Conflict Resolution in African Literature. Throws further light on the poetry of National and Ethnic Africa. Theme Studies on the “Rhythms of Conflicts” have selected papers from Zimbabwe and Nigeria which add unique contemporaneous dimensions to the poetic expressions in Africa through songs, oratory and music. Order Now

 

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LITERATURE [JAL] NO. 5

JAL No. 5 contains 15 scholarly essays on the theme of War and Conflict in African Literature. Written by scholars from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, and America, this 2008 volume is divided in two broad categories of National /Political and Gender Conflicts to which have been added The Writer's and Chat Forums featuring African Writers and Critics. Order Now

 

 

THE JOURNAL OF NEW POETRY NP 4

 

NP No. 4 Theme, "Griots of our Times," examines African contemporary poetry in a way that will delight and challenge scholars. The reader will also find the review of some recent poetry publications from Canada, Namibia and Nigeria a revealing outline of present trends in the poetry of Francophone and Anglophone Africa.
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Journal of NIGERIAN POETRY NNP No.2

CRITICS OF THE NEW POETRY

 

New Nigerian Poetry introduces a literary showcase: Chat Forum where Nigerian poet and novelist Chin Ce debuts as guest; includes new studies of Nigerian poets: Romanus Egudu, Ossie Onuora Enekwe,  Odia Ofeimun and Ken Saro Wiwa. Order Now

 

 

CRITICAL STUDIES CS (A) 1: THE WORKS OF CHIN CE

 

IRCALC Critical Supplement (A)1 is a testimony of the rising voices in African literature. Works of the Nigerian poet and novelist critiqued here include Ce's fictions, Children of Koloko, Gamji College and  An African Eclipse (poetry). Also inclusive are Chin Ce’s other works, The Visitor (novel) and Full Moon (poetry) and Millennial collection of poems. Order Now
 

 

the Journal of NEW POETRY # 3

BEYOND SUBJECTIFICATORY STRUCTURES

 

 The Journal of New Poetry (3) contains scholarly essay contributions, and features new poetic expressions from Africa, America, Canada and the Caribbean islands, including new trends from the African literary Diaspora.

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