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Selected Essays

Glissant, Edouard

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The Little Peul
The Little Peul
Barry, Mariama

Born in Dakar but of Guinean origin, Mariama Barry claims both Senegal and Guinea as "her" countries. This dual background lends her significant and widespread visibility not...


Exile: According to Julia
Exile: According to Julia
Pineau, Gisele

Gisèle Pineau was born, and spent the first fourteen years of her life, in Paris. Her parents, originally from the island of Guadeloupe, were part of the massive...


The Land without Shadows
The Land without Shadows
Waberi, Abdourahman A.

One of the first literary works to portray Djiboutians from their own point of view, The Land without Shadows is a collection of seventeen short stories. The author,...


Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories
Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories
Bey, Maïssa

This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey’s important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece...


The Collected Poetry
The Collected Poetry
Senghor, Leopold Sedar

Leopold Sedar Senghor was not only president of the Republic of Senegal from 1960 to 1981, he is also Africa's most famous poet. A cofounder of the Negritude cultural movement...


I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
Condé, Maryse

This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and...


Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment
Djebar, Assia

The cloth edition of Assia Djebar's Women of Algiers in Their Apartment, her first work to be published in English, was named by the American Literary Translators Association...


Wandering Memory
Wandering Memory
Dominique, Jan J.

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely...


Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82
Lyric and Dramatic Poetry, 1946-82
Cesaire, Aime

Aime Cesaire has been described by the Times Literary Supplement as likely to "figure alongside the Eliot-Pound-Yeats triumvirate that has dominated official poetic culture for...


The Other Side of the Sea
The Other Side of the Sea
Dalembert, Louis-Philippe

The Other Side of the Sea, the first novel by this major Haitian author to be translated into English, is riveted on the other shore--whether it is the ancestral Africa...


Reflections of Loko Miwa
Reflections of Loko Miwa
Desquiron, Lilas

Reflections of Loko Miwa is th first novel for Lilas Desquiron, one of few Haitian women writers to gain international recognition. The country's complex social and political...


Dog Days
Dog Days

An Animal Chronicle

Nganang, Patrice

"I am a dog," the narrator of Patrice Nganang's novel plainly informs us. As such, he has learned not to expect too much from life. He can, however, observe the life around him...


Memory at Bay
Memory at Bay
Trouillot, Évelyne

Winner of the prestigious Prix Carbet--an award won by such distinguished authors as Maryse Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, and Raphaël Confiant-- Memory at Bay is now available...


Humus
Humus
Kanor, Fabienne

While researching in Nantes, a port city enriched by the slave trade, celebrated French novelist Fabienne Kanor came across a chilling report written in 1774 by the commander...


The Abandoned Baobab
The Abandoned Baobab

The Autobiography of a Senegalese Woman

Bugul, Ken

The subject of intense admiration--and not a little shock, when it was first published--The Abandoned Baobab has consistently captivated readers ever since. The book has...


Climb to the Sky
Climb to the Sky
Dracius, Suzanne

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author’s native...


A Rain of Words
A Rain of Words

A Bilingual Anthology of Women's Poetry in Francophone Africa

d'Almeida, Irène Assiba

Although the past two decades have seen a wide recognition of the notable fiction written in French by African women, little attention has been given to their equally...


The Belle Créole
The Belle Créole
Condé, Maryse

Possessing one of the most vital voices in international letters, Maryse Condé added to an already acclaimed career the New Academy Prize in Literature in 2018. The twelfth...


Of Dreams and Assassins
Of Dreams and Assassins
Mokeddem, Malika

Of Dreams and Assassins is the urgent and rhythmic fourth novel of Malika Mokeddem, her second to appear in English. Born in Algeria to a Bedouin family that had only recently...


Land and Blood
Land and Blood
Feraoun, Mouloud, Editions du Seuil

In Land and Blood, his second novel, the Algerian-Kabyle writer Mouloud Feraoun offers a detailed portrait of life for Algerian Kabyles in the 1920s and 1930s through...


Tropical Circle
Tropical Circle
Fantour, Alioum

This novel, winner of the coveted Grand Prix de Littérature d'Afrique Noire, has been seen as a story about the struggles of nation-building in Africa, as a fierce depiction of...


Leonora
Leonora

The Buried Story of Guadeloupe

Bebel-gisler, Dany

Leonara is a first in francophone Caribbean literature: neither fiction nor biography, this book by sociologist and Creole-culture advocate Dany Bebel-Gisler has elements of...


The Madman and the Medusa
The Madman and the Medusa
Tchicaya U Tam'Si

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At the Café and The Talisman
At the Café and The Talisman
Dib, Mohammed

Reflecting distinct and important stages in the career of the preeminent Algerian writer Mohammed Dib, "At the Café" and "The Talisman" brings together two collections...


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