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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, March 2021
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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Accounts and Drawings from the Underground The East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book
ISBN: HB: 9780857428523, Seagull Books, March 2021
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 65 colour plates
In "Accounts and Drawings from Underground", published in 2015, renowned artist William Kentridge and scholar Rosalind C. Morris brought us an unprecedented collaboration, taking pages of the 1906 Cash Book of the East Rand Proprietary Mines Corporat...
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£44,99
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Culture and Liberation Exile Writings, 1966-1985
ISBN: HB: 9780857427892, Seagull Books, March 2021
624 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
One of South Africa's best-known writers during the apartheid era, Alex La Guma was a lifelong activist and a member of the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. Persecuted and imprisoned by the South African regime in the...
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Land Like You
ISBN: HB: 9780857427885, Seagull Books, December 2020
340 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Cairo 1925, Haret al-Yahud, the old Jewish Quarter. Esther, a beautiful young woman believed to be possessed by demons, longs to give birth after seven blissful years of marriage. Her husband, blind since childhood, does not object when, in her effor...
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£21,99
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Journey of a Caribbean Writer
ISBN: PB: 9780857427557, ISBN: HB: 9780857420978, Seagull Books, February 2020
232 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For nearly four decades, Maryse Conde, best known for her novels "Segu" and "Windward Heights", has been at the forefront of French Caribbean literature. In this collection of essays and lectures, written over many years and in response to the challe...
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£11,99
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£19,00
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Divine Song
ISBN: HB: 9780857426949, Seagull Books, February 2020
216 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"Everything starts with a song and everything ends with another song", says the narrator of "The Divine Song". Paris is an old Sufi cat who keeps watch over his brilliant yet pathetic master, Sammy Kamau-Williams, the Enchanter. In Sammy, we recogniz...
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£14,99
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Of Morsels and Marvels
ISBN: HB: 9780857426932, Seagull Books, February 2020
324 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For many, cooking is simply the mechanical act of reproducing standard recipes. To Maryse Conde, however, cooking implies creativity and personal invention, on par with the complexity of writing a story. A cook, she explains, uses spices and flavors...
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£20,00
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Phantom Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780857427007, ISBN: HB: 9780857423771, Seagull Books, February 2020
720 pp., 22.8x19 cm, 37 halftones, 3 facsimiles
One of the towering classics of twentieth century French literature, "Phantom Africa" is a singular and ultimately unclassifiable work: a book composed of one man's compulsive and constantly mutating daily travel journal – by turns melodramatic, self...
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£45,00
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, September 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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Naming the Dawn
ISBN: HB: 9780857425461, Seagull Books, May 2018
96 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm
The poems in this new volume by Abdourahman A. Waberi are introspective and inquisitive, reflecting a deep spiritual bond – with words, with the history of Islam and its great poets, with the landscapes those poets walked, among which Waberi grew up....
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£12,99
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