How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition

We are proud to have published the first critical study of the works of Sefi Atta, the award-winning author who tackles issues of Nigerian culture and tradition head on in her brilliantly engaging writings. Atta’s insights into the roles and treatment of women, neocolonial government structures, patriarchy, 21st-century phenomena such as Nigerian e-mail phishing and… Continue reading How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition

Publication Excerpt from Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers

The following is an excerpt from the introduction in Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers, edited by Jonathan Stalling, Lin Tai-man, and Yanwing Leung. A Pacific island of roughly 14,400 square miles, Taiwan lies just over a hundred miles off China’s southeast shoreline and seven hundred miles south of Japan. It has been a contested cultural space… Continue reading Publication Excerpt from Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers

Cambria Press Author Jonathan Stalling – Speech at AAS 2018 Reception

Cambria Press author Professor Jonathan Stalling, Professor of English and Curator of the Chinese Literature Translation Archive at the University of Oklahoma, gave a speech about his book, Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers: An Anthology, coedited with Lin Tai-man and Yanwing Leung, at the Cambria Press reception at the AAS 2018 conference in Washington, DC. Watch… Continue reading Cambria Press Author Jonathan Stalling – Speech at AAS 2018 Reception

Cambria Press Publication Review: Contemporary Chicana Literature

Congratulations to Professor Cristina Herrera of California State University, Fresno, on the outstanding review of her book, Contemporary Chicana Literature: (Re)Writing the Maternal Script, by the Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. The book review commends Contemporary Chicana Literature because: "In the field of mothering and motherhood studies, there is a lack of literature… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Contemporary Chicana Literature

Cambria Press New Publication: The Fiction of Thea Astley

Cambria Press is pleased to announce a new publication The Fiction of Thea Astley by Susan Sheridan. This book is in the Cambria Australian Literature Series, headed by Dr. Susan Lever. This book will be launched at the upcoming 2016 Association for the Study of Australian Literature conference hosted by UNSW Canberra at ADFA. The following are excerpts… Continue reading Cambria Press New Publication: The Fiction of Thea Astley

Cambria Press Book Excerpt from “Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition”

From Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition edited by Walter P. Collins, III: Another major event in Sheri’s life that shows the indelible marks of Lagos on her psyche is the episode in which Sheri fights back and beats up the brigadier when he abuses her physically. Atta’s deliberate use… Continue reading Cambria Press Book Excerpt from “Writing Contemporary Nigeria: How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition”

#MLA15 Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist

"Not just an intellectual exercise, or a scholarly pleasure, but also a profound relief to read," is how this first-ever monograph on Shirley Hazzard has been described. Widely praised this book, which is in the Cambria Australian Literature Series headed by Susan Lever (University of Sydney), is also an important resource for scholars in women's… Continue reading #MLA15 Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist

Cambria Press New Book for African studies, Latin American studies, slavery studies, and women’s studies

At the 2014 LASA congress last month, there was much excitement not only for Howard University history professor Ana Lucia Araujo's two highly praised books, Public Memory of Slavery and Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade, but also her series, Slavery: Past and Present, because the inaugural title Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in… Continue reading Cambria Press New Book for African studies, Latin American studies, slavery studies, and women’s studies

Doris Lessing (1919-2013): “The salvation of this world cannot lie in any political ideology”

Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Doris Lessing passed away yesterday, but her legacy as one of the greatest British writers will live on. A thinker ahead of her time, Lessing's space fiction, as stated by David Waterman in his book Identity in Doris Lessing's Space Fiction, "treats the human subject as a political text, on… Continue reading Doris Lessing (1919-2013): “The salvation of this world cannot lie in any political ideology”

Cambria Press Forthcoming Title: Virginia Woolf by Eric Sandberg

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