Dominic Thomas

 

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  1. The Tears of the Black Man

    The Tears of the Black Man

    Written by Alain Mabanckou, Translated by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    In The Tears of the Black Man, award-winning author Alain Mabanckou explores what it means to be black in the world today. Mabanckou confronts the long and entangled history of Africa, France, and the United States as it has... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  2. Congo Inc.

    Congo Inc.

    Bismarck's Testament

    Written by In Koli Jean Bofane, Translated by Marjolijn de Jager, Foreword by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    To the sound of machine gun fire and the smell of burning flesh, award-winning author In Koli Jean Bofane leads readers on a perilous, satirical journey through the civil conflict and political instability that have been the logical... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  3. The Silence of the Spirits

    The Silence of the Spirits

    Written by Wilfried N'Sondé, Translated by Karen Lindo, Foreword by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    What are the limits of empathy and forgiveness? How can someone with a shameful past find a new path that allows for both healing and reckoning? When Clovis and Christelle find themselves face-to-face on a train heading to the... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 2017
    Paperback | £12.99
  4. The Colonial Legacy in France
    Debates about the legacy of colonialism in France are not new, but they have taken on new urgency in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Responding to acts of religious and racial violence in 2005, 2010, and 2015 and beyond,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  5. Jazz and Palm Wine

    Jazz and Palm Wine

    Written by Emmanuel Dongala, Translated by and Foreword by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Jazz, aliens, and witchcraft collide in this collection of short stories by renowned author Emmanuel Dongala. The influence of Kongo culture is tangible throughout, as customary beliefs clash with party conceptions of scientific... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2017
    Paperback | £12.99
  6. Harvest of Skulls

    Harvest of Skulls

    Written by Abdourahman A. Waberi, Translated by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    In 1994, the akazu, Rwandan’s political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide,... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  7. The Heart of the Leopard Children

    The Heart of the Leopard Children

    Written by Wilfried N'Sondé, Foreword by Dominic Thomas, Translated by Karen Lindo

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    A nameless young man lives in the housing projects outside of Paris. When he was a child, his parents moved with him from the Congo to France, hoping in vain to escape poverty and violence. His best friend, Drissa, is in a psychiatric... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2016
    Paperback | £12.99
  8. The Shameful State

    The Shameful State

    Written by Sony Labou Tansi, Translated by Dominic Thomas, Foreword by Alain Mabanckou

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Set in a fictitious African nation, this novel by the distinguished writer Sony Labou Tansi takes aim at the corruption, degeneracy, violence, and repression of political life in Africa. At the heart of The Shameful State is the... Learn More
    Published: 3rd January 2016
    Paperback | £12.99
  9. Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution
    This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory, and identity. This... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2013
    Hardback | £23.99
  10. Africa and France
    This stimulating and insightful book reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production in theater, literature, and even museum construction. Dominic Thomas's analysis unravels the complex... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2013
    Paperback | £12.99
  11. Life and a Half

    Life and a Half

    A Novel

    Written by Sony Labou Tansi, Translated by Alison Dundy, Introduced by Dominic Thomas

    Series Global African Voices

    Indiana University Press

    Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi’s response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2011
    Paperback | £12.99
  12. New Francophone African and Caribbean Theatres
    John Conteh-Morgan explores the multiple ways in which African and Caribbean theatres have combined aesthetic, ceremonial, experimental, and avant-garde practices in order to achieve sharp critiques of the nationalist and postnationalist... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2010
    Hardback | £58.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  13. Black France
    "[W]ithout a doubt one of the most important studies so far completed on literature in French grounded in the experiences of migrants of sub-Saharan African origin." —Alec Hargreaves, Florida State UniversityFrance has always... Learn More
    Published: 20th November 2006
    Paperback | £23.99
  14. Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa
    What characterizes the relationship between literature and the state? Should literature serve the needs of the state by constructing national consciousness, espousing state propaganda, and molding good citizens? Or should it be... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2002
    Hardback | £41.00
  15. Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa
    What characterizes the relationship between literature and the state? Should literature serve the needs of the state by constructing national consciousness, espousing state propaganda, and molding good citizens? Or should it be... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2002
    Paperback | £17.99