Literature New & Notable – Summer highlights
Criticism, interpretation & collections
- The Cambridge introduction to travel writing / Tim Youngs.
- Desire between women in Caribbean literature / by Keja Valens. [Caribbean fiction — History and criticism.]
- Coloniality of diasporas : rethinking intra-colonial migrations in a Pan-Caribbean context / by Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel. [Caribbean fiction — History and criticism.]
- Emerging literatures from Northeast India : the dynamics of culture, society and identity / edited by Margaret Ch Zama. [Indic literature (English) — India, Northeastern — History and criticism.]
- Humor in the Caribbean literary canon / Sam Vásquez. [Caribbean fiction — History and criticism.]
- Reclaiming difference : Caribbean women rewrite postcolonialism / Carine M. Mardorossian. [Caribbean fiction — Women authors — History and criticism.]
- Lost and found in Johannesburg, a memoir / Mark Gevisser. [Authors, South African — 20th century — Biography.]
- Authority and authorship in V.S. Naipaul / Imraan Coovadia. [Naipaul, V. S. — Criticism and interpretation.]
- The play of reasons [electronic resource] : the sacred and the profane in Salman Rushdie’s fiction / Youssef Yacoubi. [Available to SOAS students and staff at ebrary] [Rushdie, Salman — Criticism and interpretation.]
- Mnemopoetics : memory and slavery in African American drama / Valerie Bada [American drama — African American authors — History and criticism.]
- Tales from a mountain cave : stories from Japan’s northeast / Hisashi Inoue ; translated by Angus Turvill. [Japan — Fiction — Translations into English.]
- All our names / Dinaw Mengestu. [Uganda fiction (English)]
- Zebra crossing / Meg Vandermerwe. [South African fiction (English)]
- Gardening at night / Diane Awerbuck. [South African fiction (English)]
- A cut-like wound / Anita Nair. [Bangalore (India) — Fiction.]
- Confessions / Kanae Minato ; translated by Stephen Snyder. [Psychological fiction, Japanese.]
- The white woman on the green bicycle / Monique Roffey. [Trinidad and Tobago — Social life and customs — Fiction.]
- I am China : a novel / Xiaolu Guo.
- The gypsy goddess / Meena Kandasamy. [Tamil Nadu (India) — Fiction.]
- The corpse exhibition and other stories of Iraq / Hassan Blasim ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright. [Iraq War, 2003-2011 — Fiction.]
“An explosive new voice in fiction emerges from Iraq in this blistering debut by “perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive” (The Guardian) The first major literary work about the Iraq War from an Iraqi perspective, The Corpse Exhibition shows us the war as we have never seen it before.
- The prisoner / Omar Shahid Hamid. [Karachi (Pakistan) — Fiction.]
- Strange weather in Tokyo / Hiromi Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell. [Japan — Fiction — Translations into English.]
- A life apart / Neel Mukherjee. [East Indians — England — London — Fiction.]
- Carnival / by Rawi Hage. [Lebanese Canadians — Fiction.]
- The poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 / Derek Walcott.
This collection draws from every stage of the poet’s storied career. Across 65 years, Walcott has grappled with the themes that have defined his work as they have defined his life: the unsolvable riddle of identity; the painful legacy of colonialism on his native Caribbean island of St. Lucia; the mysteries of faith and love and the natural world; the Western canon, celebrated and problematic; the trauma of growing old, of losing friends, family, one’s own memory.
- At another crossroads : a collection of poems / Michael Dom.[Poetry from Papua New Guinea.]
- Utter / Vahni Capildeo. [English poetry – Caribbean author]
- Modern African drama
[Authoritative texts of Fate of a Cockroach, Intelligence Powder, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, Deaht and the King’s Horseman, Collison of Altars, The Dilemma of a Ghost, I Will Marry When I Want, Esu and the Vagabond Mistrels : backgrounds and criticism/ edited by Biodun Jeyifo.]
Folklore & Folk literature
- Drawn from the ground : sound, sign and inscription in Central Australian sand stories / Jennifer Green. [Aboriginal Australians — Folklore & Storytelling]