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Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital

Written by Vivek Chibber


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-976-8 (1-84467-976-4)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94643-0 (0-307-94643-6)

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... Read more >
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Out of Africa

Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-60021-3 (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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Beer in the Snooker Club

Written by Waguih Ghali
Introduction by Pankaj Mishra


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7074-1 (0-8041-7074-6)

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... Read more >
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Ambiguous Adventure

Written by Cheikh Hamidou Kane
Afterword by Wole Soyinka
Translated by Katherine Woods


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-054-9 (1-61219-054-5)

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... Read more >
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Devil-Devil
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: February 7, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-060-6 (1-61695-060-9)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mother to Mother

Written by Sindiwe Magona


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 15, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0949-9 (0-8070-0949-0)

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... Read more >
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Up Ghost River
A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Written by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39987-8 (0-307-39987-7)

In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada’s worst residential schools. St. Anne’s, in north­ern Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Even as Metatawabin built the trappings of a successful... Read more >
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Half a Life
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70728-5 (0-375-70728-X)

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... Read more >
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In a Free State
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3055-2 (1-4000-3055-2)

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... Read more >
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The Mystic Masseur

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70714-8 (0-375-70714-X)

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... Read more >
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Season of Migration to the North

Written by Tayeb Salih
Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies
Introduction by Laila Lalami


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-302-2 (1-59017-302-3)

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... Read more >
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