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Who We Are


Ohio University Press was incorporated in 1947 and formally organized in 1964 by President John C. Baker. As the largest university press in Ohio, we are dedicated to publishing quality scholarship, books of regional interest and value, and trade titles with wide appeal. The press attracts the work of scholars of national reputation and benefits from partnerships with institutions throughout Ohio and the world.

Literature..........................................1 Art....................................................2 Photography.....................................3 Law & Security..................................4 Amish-Country Mysteries..................5 Memoir............................................6 Creative Writing...............................7 Literature..........................................8 Appalachian Studies.........................9 Poetry........................................10-11 Shakespeare & FIlm.........................12 Victorian Studies.............................13 African Film....................................14 African Literature............................15 Slavery............................................16 Africa.............................................17 Ecology...........................................18 African Studies & Religion...............19 Latin America.................................20 Environmental History.....................21 Philosophy......................................22

Along with its Swallow Books imprint, Ohio University Press publishes more than forty books a year and maintains over one thousand titles in print, a growing number of which are also available as electronic editions. Each book carries with it the banner of Ohio University, reaffirming the university’s commitment to the fruits of research and creative endeavor.

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BACKLIST Amish-Country Mysteries .............23 Ohio Quilt Series ...........................23 New Releases .......................... 24-25 Swallow Books   New Releases ............................26   Selected Backlist .......................26

An Invisible Rope Portraits of Czesław Miłosz Edited by Cynthia L. Haven Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004) often seemed austere and forbidding to Americans, but those who got to know him found him warm, witty, and endlessly enriching. An Invisible Rope: Portraits of Czesław Miłosz presents a collection of remembrances from his colleagues, his students, and his fellow writers and poets in America and Poland. The earliest in this collection of thirty-two memoirs begins in the 1930s, and the latest takes readers to within a few days of Miłosz’s death. This vital collection reveals the fascinating life story of the man Joseph Brodsky called “one of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest.” Contributors include: Clare Cavanaugh, Dan Halpern, Robert Hass, Seamus Heaney, Jane Hirshfield, Zygmunt Malinowski, W. S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Helen Vendler, Adam Zagajewski “In the wake of his death in 2004, the poetry of Czesław Miłosz seems more permanent than ever. Yet the creator of that poetry—the human being who spent much of his life wrestling with loneliness, obscurity, and a punishing form of linguistic exile—has already begun to recede into literary history. We should be grateful, then, for the reminiscences that Cynthia Haven has collected in An Invisible Rope.

The reader is offered glimpses of Miłosz in his salad days and in his post-Nobel splendor, in Wilno and Berkeley, Washington and Krakow. The result is a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of the man whom Adam Zagajewski calls ‘an ecstatic poet and ecstatic person.’” —James Marcus, author of Amazonia and Deputy Editor, Harper’s Magazine

Cynthia L. Haven is a literary critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, and a frequent contributor to The Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of Czesław Miłosz: Conversations; Peter Dale in Conversation with Cynthia Haven; and Joseph Brodsky: Conversations. A SWALLOW BOOK

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ORDERING Cover: The Story, 1935, color woodcut by Mabel Hewit. Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey, courtesy the Cleveland Museum of Art.


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Sales Representatives......................27 Sales Information............................28 Index....................... Inside back cover


J. M. Coetzee and the Idea of the Public Intellectual Edited by Jane Poyner

304 pages, illustrated 6x9 hc $59.95s 978-0-8040-1132-7 pb $26.95t 978-0-8040-1133-4


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A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio

The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit

Ian Adams

Jane Glaubinger

Foreword by Hope Taft

Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewit is the first book to showcase the work of an important, but little-known modernist printmaker. This publication—featuring more than 100 color images—accompanied the Cleveland Museum of Art exhibition that ran from June to October 2010. Richly illustrated, the catalogue includes essays by Jane Glaubinger on the artist and her life and by Moyna Stanton on the color woodcut technique.

Published in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art

An Ohio artist who came of age in the 1920s, Hewit (1903–1984), was well aware of European modernism and other contemporary trends and worked in both representational and abstract styles. Early in her career she learned the white-line color woodcut technique from its most famous practitioner, Blanche Lazzell. Hewit explored and perfected this technique for the rest of her professional life. Her subject matter reflects local Ohio scenery, visits to Provincetown, the environs of the Summer School of Painting (Ox-Bow) in Saugatuck, Michigan, and travels to Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean. Jane Glaubinger is curator of prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Among her publications are Modern Masterworks on Paper from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Paper Now: Bent, Molded, and Manipulated; and Dorothy Dehner: Drawings, Prints, Sculpture.

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In A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio Ian Adams, Ohio’s leading landscape photographer, guides readers to some of the most photogenic sites in the Buckeye State. Natural beauty and historic architecture are prime subjects for photographers, and in a state that boasts 3,600 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the world’s largest Amish communities, the photographic subjects seem endless. With nearly one hundred color photographs, Adams demonstrates through his own work how to capture the beauty of the seasons when photographing Ohio’s covered bridges, numerous public gardens, state parks, and nature preserves. Each entry includes clear directions, related websites, and historical facts about the area, as well as Adams’s suggestions for capturing the best image. Both amateur and experienced photographers will find expert guidance in Adams’s clear instructions on digital photography and will be inspired to create their own stunning close-ups and scenic panoramas. Table of Contents •  A Primer on Digital Landscape  Photography •  Scenic Vistas •  Natural Areas and Preserves •  Waterfalls •  Public Gardens and Arboretums •  Barns, Bridges, Mills and   Rural Areas •  Buildings and Murals • Regional Maps OF RELATED INTEREST

Our First Family’s Home OF RELATED INTEREST

Edna Boies Hopkins Strong in Character, Colorful in Expression by Dominique H. Vasseur


Midwest Modern

The Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden Edited by Mary Alice Mairose Photographs by Ian Adams

Ian Adams has seventeen photography books and more than fifty Ohio calendars to his credit. He conducts nature and garden photography seminars, workshops, and slide programs throughout North America, and his large-format color prints of Ohio scenes are included in many hospital, corporate, and private collections throughout the Buckeye State.

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200 pages illustrated 6x9 pb $29.95t 978-0-8214-1960-1

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Harmless as Doves

al-Qaida on Trial in the American Midwest

An Amish-Country Mystery

Andrew Welsh-Huggins

P. L. Gaus

One day in 2002, three friends— a Somali immigrant, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, and a hometown African American—met in a Columbus, Ohio, coffee shop and vented over civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan. Their conversation triggered an investigation that would become one of the most unusual and far-reaching government probes into terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Over several years, prosecutors charged each man with unrelated terrorist activities in cases that embodied the Bush administration’s approach to fighting terrorism at home. Government lawyers spoke of catastrophes averted; defense attorneys countered that none of the three had done anything but talk. The stories of these homegrown terrorists illustrate the paradox the government faced after September 11: how to fairly wage a war against alleged enemies living in our midst. Hatred at Home is a true crime drama that will spark debate from all political corners about safety, civil liberties, free speech, and the government’s war at home. Andrew Welsh-Huggins is legal affairs reporter with the Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country’s Busiest Death Penalty States.

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Hatred at Home

As he goes about his milking chores on a cold October morning, Bishop Leon Shetler daydreams of escaping the Ohio winter and taking a bus to the Pinecraft Amish community in Florida for a vacation. His reverie is suddenly interrupted when young Crist Burkholder enters the barn, head down, hat in hand, to make a confession. “I just killed Glenn Spiegle.” “An Amish murderer?” Sheriff Robertson asks when he arrives on the scene. “Who will believe that?” But Burkholder is adamant about his guilt, fueled by the passion of his love for Vesta Miller, the young woman both he and Spiegle so desperately wanted to marry. No sooner does the sheriff start his investigation than he learns of two more murders in the Pinecraft community, and a startling connection is made. There’s no way around it—Professor Mike Branden will have to put his research trip on hold and, along with detective Ricky Niell, travel south to investigate. There they discover the disturbing truth about Spiegle’s conversion to the Amish faith and the reason for the long-smoldering hatred that has reached into the secluded pastoral valleys of Holmes County. In Harmless as Doves, P. L. Gaus takes the action to Florida in one of the most exciting mysteries in the series. This is Gaus at his best. P. L. Gaus lives in Wooster, Ohio, an area that is home to the world’s largest settlement of Amish and Mennonite people. Gaus lectures widely about the lifestyles, culture, and religion of the Amish. Read more about his unique experiences at or


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No Winners Here Tonight Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country’s Busiest Death Penalty States by Andrew Welsh-Huggins


See other Amish-Country Mysteries, page 27

184 pages 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 hc $24.95t 978-0-8214-1967-0


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The Last of His Mind

Lit from Within

A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s

Contemporary Masters on the Art and Craft of Writing

John Thorndike

Edited by Kevin Haworth and Dinty W. Moore

ForeWord Book of the Year Award winner The Washington Post: A Best Book of 2009 A Publishers Weekly “Indie Top 20” Praise for The Last of His Mind “A beautiful book, this memoir reveals the painful chaos of Alzheimer’s, as well as the strength, faith and unexpected joys that come with caring for a loved one in his last days.” —Publishers Weekly “A brave, moving story of a son’s devotion to his dying father…. Thorndike’s prose is serenely beautiful. An affecting work of emotional honesty and forgiveness.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Last of His Mind is a Baedeker for a generation who, as people live longer and longer, find themselves on a journey they never dreamed of and so never prepared for, caring for elderly parents with deteriorating health and dwindling mental faculties. Thorndike has written about the process with humility and grace.”—Nancy Mairs, author of A Dynamic God: Living an Unconventional Catholic Faith “What could have been a sad journey down a cul-de-sac becomes, in John Thorndike’s hands, a gorgeous, expansive book about families—particularly fathers and sons—about marriage, and about the influences that form us and against which we rebel.” —Ted Conover, author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing John Thorndike is the author of two novels, Anna Delaney’s Child and The Potato Baron, and a previous memoir, Another Way Home. He lives in Athens, Ohio.




Lit from Within offers creative writers a window into the minds of some of America’s most celebrated contemporary authors. Witty, direct, and thoughtprovoking, these essays offer something to creative writers of all backgrounds and experience. With contributions from fiction writers, poets, and nonfiction writers, this is a collection of unusual breadth and quality. Kevin Haworth’s novel The Discontinuity of Small Things was winner of the Samuel Goldberg Prize for best Jewish fiction and finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He teaches writing at Ohio University and serves as executive editor of Ohio University Press/Swallow Press. Dinty W. Moore’s memoir Between Panic & Desire was winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. His other books include The Accidental Buddhist, Toothpick Men, and The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes. He is a professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University.


Lee K. Abbott  Rick Bass  Claire Bateman  Charles Baxter Ron Carlson  Billy Collins  Peter Ho Davies  Carl Dennis   Stephen Dunn  Robin Hemley  Tony Hoagland  David Kirby  Maggie Nelson  Francine Prose  Mary Ruefle


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Power in the Blood A Family Narrative by Linda Tate

The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets Edited by David Yezzi Foreword by J. D. McClatchy

200 pages 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 pb $19.95t

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New Stories from the Midwest

Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment

Edited by Jason Lee Brown and Jay Prefontaine

Appalachian Women’s Literacies

Introduction by Lee Martin

Erica Abrams Locklear

New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature. The editors solicited nominations from more than three hundred magazines, literary journals, and small presses, and narrowed the selection to nineteen authors comprising prize winners and new and established authors. The stories, written by midwestern writers or focusing on the Midwest, demonstrate how the quality of fiction from and about the heart of the country rivals that of any other region. The anthology includes an introduction from Lee Martin and short fiction by emerging and established writers such as Rosellen Brown, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Christie Hodgen, Gregory Blake Smith, and Benjamin Percy. Jason Lee Brown teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University and is a contributing editor to River Styx. He has received awards from the Illinois Arts Council, Academy of American Poets, and Illinois Press Association. Jay Prefontaine taught writing at Eastern Illinois University for fourteen years, and his fiction received several awards, including the Writers at Work Fellowship. He died shortly after the completion of this anthology. “The nineteen writers in this anthology have . . . spoken for their distinct groups—their submerged populations—in stories that will delight you with their artistry, challenge you with their

circumstances, entertain you with their charms, and above all, give you a sense of how complicated, flawed, ugly, and exquisite we all can be.”—From the introduction by Lee Martin

In many parts of Appalachia, family ties run deep, constituting an important part of an individual’s sense of self. In some cases, when Appalachian learners seek new forms of knowledge, those family ties can be challenged by the accusation that they have gotten above their raisings, a charge that can have a lasting impact on family and community acceptance. Those who advocate literacy sometimes ignore an important fact—although empowering, newly acquired literacies can create identity conflicts for learners, especially Appalachian women. In Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment, Erica Abrams Locklear explores these literacyinitiated conflicts, analyzing how authors from the region portray them in their fiction and creative nonfiction.




Abrams Locklear blends literacy studies with literary criticism to analyze the central female characters in the works of Harriette Simpson Arnow, Linda Scott DeRosier, Denise Giardina, and Lee Smith. She shows how these authors deftly overturn stereotypes of an illiterate Appalachia by creating highly literate characters, women who not only cherish the power of words but also push the boundaries of what literacy means. Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment includes in-depth interviews with Linda Scott DeRosier and Lee Smith, making this an insightful study of an important literary genre. Erica Abrams Locklear is an assistant professor in the Literature and Language department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She has published articles in the Southern Literary Journal, Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual, Community Literacy Journal, and the North Carolina Folklore Journal.


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Out of the Mountains Appalachian Stories By Meredith Sue Willis

Beyond Hill and Hollow Original Readings in Appalachian Women’s Studies By Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

272 pages 6x9 hc $49.95s 978-0-8214-1965-6

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Ghazal Games



Stephen Kampa

Roger Sedarat


Cracks in the Invisible

Winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize Stephen Kampa’s poems are witty and restless in their pursuit of an intelligent modern faith. They range from a four-line satire of office inspirational posters to a lengthy meditation on the silence of God. The poems also revel in the prosodic possibilities of English’s high and low registers: a twenty-one line homage to Lord Byron that turns on three rhymes (one of which is “eisegesis”); a sestina whose end words include “sentimental,” “Marseilles,” and “Martian;” sapphics on the death of Ray Charles; and intricately modulated stanzas on the 1931 Spanish-language movie version of Dracula.

The Reclamation of Paradise The butterflies’ abrupt communiqué Said all there was to say. They would no longer serve as go-betweens Or act behind the scenes On our behalf; no stakeouts, hits, or raids. Palm-dappled everglades Would stay unmapped, the beehives’ inner rooms Would hum untapped, and blooms Of ageratum, goldenrod, and clover Were theirs now. It was over. We thought we’d had it all impeccably planned; We could not understand This metamorphosis, could not dissect Their reasons to reject Our glorious subversion, so we took A long, hard look At what we needed to succeed again— Intelligence—and then We started out where all those leads begin: The net. The jar. The pin.

Despite the metaphysical seriousness, there is always an undercurrent of stylistic levity—a panoply of puns, comic rhymes, and loving misquotations of canonical literature—that suggests comedy and tragedy are inextricably bound in human experience. Stephen Kampa’s poems have appeared in The Southwest Review, Subtropics, River Styx, and Smartish Pace.

These are poems of faith, but not easy or naïve faith. Theirs is a faith that must include the warning, “Your convictions / May not survive.” Stephen Kampa’s poems edify; may his prayers be answered. —H. L. Hix, author of First Fire, Then Birds: Obsessionals 1985-2010

Goodbye, plain style. Here is a poet of high style, who writes with the passion of Henry Vaughan and the wit of Lord Byron, the sheer virtuosity of James Merrill and Anthony Hecht and a lexicon to make W. H. Auden look up from his daily crosswords in Paradise. The range of tone and subject is breathtaking. —Mark Jarman, author of Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems

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“In his new collection of poetry, Roger Sedarat strikes the perfect balance between Eastern and Western expression, between the modern and the medieval, and between the sacred and the profane. A delight on every page, one can’t help but imagine that if Hafez, Rumi, and other Sufi mystic poets—even Goethe—were transported to the twenty-first century, their tweets might read something like this.” —Hooman Majd, author of The Ayatollahs’ Democracy: An Iranian Challenge “Ghazal Games overflows with intelligent charm: its well-formed couplets, fueled by iconoclasm, are blessed with clarity, goodheartedness, pizzazz, and prankishness. Let’s crown Roger Sedarat the king of Carnival; long may he reign.” —Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films “These poems are to be savored in their audacity—in turn witty, erotic, ludic, learned, engaged. Roger Sedarat’s ghazals bridge the form’s (and the poet’s) Persian sources to American demotic language, and open couplet windows on transnational reality.” —Marilyn Hacker, winner of the National Book Award and author of Names: Poems

Roger Sedarat is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize in 2007. He teaches poetry and translation in the MFA Program at Queens College, City University of New York.

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As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classical Persian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhaps best be described as “Wallace Stevens meets Rumi.” Perhaps most striking is the poet’s use of the ancient ghazal form in the tradition of the classical masters like Hafez and Rumi to politically challenge the Islamic Republic of Iran’s continual crackdown on protesters. Not since the late Agha Shahid Ali has a poet translated the letter as well as the spirit of this form into English, using musicality and inventive rhyme to extend the reach of the ghazal in a new language and tradition.


Unsettled Accounts Poems by Will Wells


Dear Regime Letters to the Islamic Republic by Roger Sedarat

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Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing

The Films of Olivier, Zeffirelli, Branagh, and Almereyda

The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture, 1855–1875

Patrick J. Cook

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra

Hamlet has inspired four outstanding film adaptations that continue to delight a wide and varied audience and to offer provocative new interpretations of Shakespeare’s most popular play. Cinematic Hamlet contains the first scene-by-scene analysis of the methods used by Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Almereyda to translate Hamlet into highly distinctive and remarkably effective films. Applying recent developments in neuroscience and psychology, Patrick J. Cook argues that film is a medium deploying an abundance of devices whose task it is to direct attention away from the film’s viewing processes and toward the object represented. Through careful analysis of each film’s devices, he explores the ways in which four brilliant directors rework the play into a radically different medium, engaging the viewer through powerful instinctive drives and creating audiovisual vehicles that support and complement Shakespeare’s words and story. Cinematic Hamlet will prove to be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand how these films rework Shakespeare into the powerful medium of film. “Patrick Cook’s Cinematic Hamlet combines the anthropologist’s thick description with the latest in film theory from Bordwell, Carroll, McGinn, Sharff, Thompson and Thomson to produce challenging and provocative assessments of four major Hamlet films by Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Almereyda. Cook has new and interesting cinematic ideas to share about all of these films, especially Almereyda’s Hamlet, where his chapter is impishly longer than his already exhaustive treatment of Branagh’s four-hour film of the play. Cook provides a fresh new voice in the ever expanding field of Shakespeare on Film.” —Samuel Crowl, author of Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era

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Patrick J. Cook is an associate professor of English at George Washington University. He is the author of Milton, Spenser, and the Epic Tradition.

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In Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing eminent Rossetti scholar Lorraine Janzen Kooistra demonstrates the cultural centrality of a neglected artifact: the Victorian illustrated gift book. Turning a critical lens on “drawingroom books” as both material objects and historical events, Kooistra reveals how the gift book’s visual/verbal form mediated “high” and popular art as well as book and periodical publication.


Cinematic Hamlet

A composite text produced by many makers, the poetic gift book was designed for domestic space and a female audience; its mode of publication marks a significant moment in the history of authorship, reading, and publishing. With rigorous attention to the gift book’s aesthetic and ideological features, Kooistra analyzes the contributions of poets, artists, engravers, publishers, and readers and shows how its material form moved poetry into popular culture. Drawing on archival and periodical research, she offers new readings of Eliza Cook, Adelaide Procter, and Jean Ingelow and shows the transatlantic reach of their verses. Boldly resituating Tennyson’s works within the gift-book economy he dominated, Kooistra demonstrates how the conditions of corporate authorship shaped the production and reception of the laureate’s verses at the peak of his popularity. Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing changes the map of poetry’s place—in all its senses—in Victorian everyday life and consumer culture. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra is a professor of English at Ryerson University, Toronto. She is the author of Christina Rossetti and Illustration: A Publishing History and The Artist as Critic: Bitextuality in Fin-de-Siècle Illustrated Books. Her coedited works include The Culture of Christina Rossetti: Female Poetics and Victorian Contexts and The 1890s Online (


Pictorial Victorians The Inscription of Values in Word and Image by Julia Thomas

312 pages illustrated 6x9 hc $59.95s 978-0-8214-1964-9

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Screening Morocco

Welcome to Our Hillbrow

Contemporary Film in a Changing Society

A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa

Valérie K. Orlando

Phaswane Mpe




Introduction by Ghirmai Negash Since 1999 and the death of King Hassan II, Morocco has experienced a dramatic social transformation. Encouraged by the more openly democratic climate fostered by young King Mohammed VI, filmmakers have begun to explore the sociocultural and political debates of their country while also seeking to document the untold stories of a dark past. Screening Morocco: Contemporary Film in a Changing Society focuses on Moroccan films produced and distributed from 1999 to the present. Moroccan cinema serves as an all-inclusive medium that provides a sounding board for a society that is remaking itself. Male and female directors present the face of an engaged, multiethnic and multilingual society. Their cinematography promotes a country that is dynamic and connected to the global sociocultural economy of the twenty-first century. At the same time, they seek to represent the closed, obscure past of a nation’s history that has rarely been told, drawing on themes such as human rights abuse, the former incarceration of thousands during the Lead Years, women’s emancipation, poverty, and claims for social justice. Screening Morocco will introduce American readers to the richness in theme and scope of the cinematic production of Morocco. Valérie K. Orlando is professor of French and Francophone Literatures in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Welcome to Our Hillbrow is an exhilarating and disturbing ride through the chaotic and hyper-real zone of Hillbrow—microcosm of all that is contradictory, alluring, and painful in the postapartheid South African psyche. Everything is there: the shattered dreams of youth, sexuality and its unpredictable costs, AIDS, xenophobia, suicide, the omnipotent violence that often cuts short the promise of young people’s lives, and the Africanist understanding of the life continuum that does not end with death but flows on into an ancestral realm. Infused with the rhythms of the inner-city pulsebeat, this courageous novel is compelling in its honesty and its broad vision, which links Hillbrow, rural Tiragalong, and Oxford. It spills out the guts of Hillbrow— living with the same energy and intimate knowledge with which the Drum writers wrote Sophiatown into being. Phaswane Mpe taught African literature and publishing studies at the University of Witwatersrand. Welcome to Our Hillbrow was his only published novel. He died in 2004. From the introduction by Ghirmai Negash Phaswane Mpe (1970–2004) was one of South Africa’s major literary talents who emerged after the fall of apartheid. His intellectual honesty in exploring thematic concerns germane to postapartheid South African society continues to inspire readers who seek to reflect on old and new sets of problems facing the new South Africa. His style continues to set the bar for many aspiring black South African writers. And he is a truly “home-grown” South African literary phenomenon.

This new U.S. edition is copublished with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press .


Africa Writes Back The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature by James Currey

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Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-first Century

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150 pages 5 x 7 3/4 pb $16.95t 978-0-8214-1962-5



Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution Edited by Mahir Şaul and Ralph A. Austen

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Sugar Girls and Seamen

Edited by Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and Joseph C. Miller

A Journey into the World of Dockside Prostitution in South Africa


Child Slaves in the Modern World

Henry Trotter Child Slaves in the Modern World is the second of two volumes that examine the distinctive uses and experiences of children in slavery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection of previously unpublished essays exposes the global victimization of child slaves from the period of abolition of legal slavery in the nineteenth century to the human rights era of the twentieth century. It contributes to the growing recognition that the stereotypical bonded male slave was in fact a rarity. Nine of the studies are historical, with five located in Africa and three covering Latin America from the British Caribbean to Chile. One study follows the children liberated in the famous Amistad incident (1843). The remaining essays cover contemporary forms of child slavery, from prostitution to labor to forced soldiering. Child Slaves in the Modern World adds historical depth to the current literature on contemporary slavery, emphasizing the distinctive vulnerabilities of children, or effective equivalents, that made them particularly valuable to those who could acquire and control them. The studies also make clear the complexities of attempting to legislate or decree regulations limiting practices that appear to have been— and continue to be —ubiquitous around the world. Gwyn Campbell is Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History and Director of the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University. Suzanne Miers is professor emerita of history at Ohio University. She is the author of Slavery in the Twentieth Century and coeditor of The End of Slavery and other books. Joseph C. Miller is the T. Cary Johnson, Jr., Professor in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia.

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Sugar Girls and Seamen illuminates the shadowy world of dockside prostitution in South Africa, focusing on the women of Cape Town and Durban who sell their hospitality to foreign sailors. Dockside “sugar girls” work at one of the busiest cultural intersections in the world. Through their continual interactions with foreign seamen, they become major traffickers in culture, ideas, languages, styles, goods, currencies, genes, and diseases. Many learn the seamen’s languages, develop emotional relationships with them, have their babies, and become entangled in vast webs of connection. Henry Trotter argues that these South African women are the ultimate cosmopolitans, the unsung sirens of globalization. Based on research at the seamen’s nightclubs, plus countless interviews with sugar girls, sailors, club owners, cabbies, bouncers, and barmaids, this book provides a comprehensive account of dockside prostitution at the southern tip of Africa. Through stories, analysis, and firsthand experiences, it reveals this gritty world in all its raw vitality and fragile humanity. Sugar Girls and Seamen is simultaneously racy and light, critical and profound. South African Newspaper Reviews “Adamantine research and thoughtful analysis . . . brilliant and detailed.”—Sunday Times, South Africa “This book is an eye-opener; it’s an entertaining read that will have you laughing in places and gasping in others.”—Daily Dispatch “The author’s skills of observation, and affection for the real-life characters, results in stories that remain with you.” —O Magazine, South African edition “Trotter is so fascinated with the culture, that his drive to understand makes the book really readable. You are drawn into a world where the rules are important, but they are not the rules you know. A provocative read.”—The Citizen


Children in Slavery Through the Ages Women and Slavery: The Modern Atlantic Women and Slavery: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic Edited by Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers and Joseph C. Miller

Copublished with Jacana Media


“We owe Henry Trotter, an American, a great debt for this work which South Africans have shied away from.”—Cape Slavery Heritage


Henry Trotter is a doctoral student of African history at Yale University. He lives in Cape Town.


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Mad Dogs and Meerkats

Christianity and Public Culture in Africa

A History of Resurgent Rabies in Southern Africa

Edited by Harri Englund

Karen Brown Through the ages, rabies has exemplified the danger of diseases that transfer from wild animals to humans and their domestic stock. In South Africa, rabies has been on the rise since the latter part of the twentieth century despite the availability of postexposure vaccines and regular inoculation campaigns for dogs.

In discussions about secularization, Africa plays the all too familiar role of the West’s Other. More than any other continent, Africa appears to be the home for religious politicians and for populations preoccupied with spiritual matters.

In Mad Dogs and Meerkats: A History of Resurgent Rabies in Southern Africa, Karen Brown links the increase of rabies to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Her study shows that the most afflicted regions of South Africa have seen a dangerous rise in feral dog populations as people lack the education, means, or will to care for their pets or take them to inoculation centers. Most victims are poor black children. Ineffective disease control, which in part depends on management policies in neighboring states and the diminished medical and veterinary infrastructures in Zimbabwe, has exacerbated the problem.

Christianity and Public Culture in Africa takes the reader beyond Africa’s apparent exceptionalism. African Christians have created new publics, often in ways that offer fresh insights into the symbolic and practical boundaries separating the secular and the sacred, the private and the public, and the liberal and the illiberal. Critical reason and Christian convictions have combined in surprising ways when African Christians have engaged with vital public issues such as national constitutions and gender relations, and with literary imaginings and controversies over tradition and HIV/AIDS.

This highly readable book is the first study of rabies in Africa, tracing its history in South Africa and neighboring states from 1800 to the present and showing how environmental and economic changes brought about by European colonialism and global trade have had long-term effects. Mad Dogs and Meerkats is recommended for public health policy makers and anyone interested in human-animal relations and how societies and governments have reacted to one of the world’s most feared diseases. “Brown has done a brilliant piece of detective work to trace the erratic progress of the disease through the region in the twentieth century. She integrates an innovative history of science and medicine with a complex understanding of

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the ecology of disease. All of this is told in an engaging narrative which captures the cultural and political significance of rabies in societies riven by divisions of class and race.”—William Beinart, coauthor of Environment and Empire.

Karen Brown is currently an ESRC Research Fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford. She is coeditor of Healing the Herds: Disease, Livestock Economies, and the Globalization of Veterinary Medicine.

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The contributors demonstrate how the public significance of Christianity varies across time and place. They explore rural Africa and the continent’s major cities, and colonial and missionary situations, as well as mass-mediated ideas and images in the twenty-first century. They also reveal the plurality of Pentecostalism in Africa and keep in view the continent’s continuing denominational diversity. Students and scholars will find these topical studies to be impressive in scope. Harri Englund is reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, UK. His most recent book is Prisoners of Freedom: Human Rights and the African Poor. Contributors: Barbara M. Cooper Harri Englund Marja Hinfelaar Nicholas Kamau-Goro

Birgit Meyer Damaris Parsitau Michael Perry Kweku   Okyerefo Ruth Prince James A. Pritchett Ilana van Wyk


Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic Edited by Derek R. Peterson

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Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement

Cultivating the Colonies

Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck

Edited by Christina Folke Ax, Niels Brimnes, Niklas Thode Jensen, and Karen Oslund

One of the most important stories in Latin American studies today is the emergence of left-leaning social movements sweeping across Latin America includes the mobilization of militant indigenous politics. Formed in 1995 in Ecuador to advance the interests of a variety of people’s organizations and to serve as an alternative to the country’s traditional political parties, Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement (Pachakutik) is an indigenist-based movement and political party. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck evaluate the successes and failures experienced by Ecuador’s Indians in their quest to transform the state into a participative democracy that would address the needs of the country’s long-ignored and impoverished majority, both indigenous and nonindigenous. Using a powerful statistical technique and in-depth interviews with political activists, the authors show that the political election game failed to advance the cause of either Ecuador’s poor majority or the movement’s own indigenous base. Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement is an extraordinarily valuable case study that examines the birth, development, and in this case, waning of Ecuador’s indigenous movement. Kenneth J. Mijeski is professor emeritus of political scienc and Scott H. Beck is a professor of sociology, both at East Tennessee State University. Beck and Mijeski have coauthored essays in various journals, including the Latin American Research Review, The Latin Americanist, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, and Annals of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).




Colonial States and their Environmental Legacies

The essays collected in Cultivating the Colonies demonstrate how the relationship between colonial power and nature reveals the nature of power. Each essay explores how colonial governments translated ideas about the management of exotic nature and foreign people into practice, and how they literally “got their hands dirty” in the business of empire. The eleven essays include studies of animal husbandry in the Philippines, farming in Indochina, and indigenous medicine in India. They are global in scope, ranging from the Russian North to Mozambique, examining the consequences of colonialism on nature, including its impact on animals, fisheries, farmlands, medical practices, and even the diets of indigenous people. Cultivating the Colonies establishes beyond all possible doubt the importance of the environment as a locus for studying the power of the colonial state. Christina Folke Ax is at the University of Iceland on a postdoctoral project. She has published articles in the Scandinavian Journal of History and in Nordic Perspectives on Encountering Foreignness. Niels Brimnes is an associate professor of history at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the author of Constructing the Colonial Encounter: Right and Left Hand Castes in Early Colonial South India. Niklas Thode Jensen is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His forthcoming book is titled For the Health of the Enslaved: Slaves, Medicine and Power in the Danish West Indies, 1803-1848. Karen Oslund is an assistant professor of world history at Towson University in Maryland. Her publications include Iceland Imagined: Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic and a coedited volume with David L. Hoyt, The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context,1740-1940. Contributors: Peder Anker, Greg Bankoff, David Biggs, Joseph M. Hodge, Julia Lajus, Elizabeth M. Lunstrum, Christopher Morris, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Daniel Rouven Steinbach, Phia Steyn, Andrew Wear

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The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity Phenomenology and the Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians Michael D. Barber World-renowned analytic philosophers John McDowell and Robert Brandom, dubbed “Pittsburgh Neo-Hegelians,” recently engaged in an intriguing debate about perception. In The Intentional Spectrum and Intersubjectivity Michael D. Barber is the first to bring phenomenology to bear not just on the perspectives of McDowell or Brandom alone, but on their intersection. He argues that McDowell accounts better for the intelligibility of empirical content by defending holistically functioning, reflectively distinguishable sensory and intellectual intentional structures. He reconstructs dimensions implicit in the perception debate, favoring Brandom on knowledge’s intersubjective features that converge with the ethical characteristics of intersubjectivity Emmanuel Levinas illuminates.

Phenomenology becomes the third partner in this debate between two analytic MAY philosophers, critically mediating their discussion by unfolding the systematic in___________ terconnection among perception, intersubjectivity, metaphilosophy, and ethics. 368 pages, No. 38 6x9 Michael D. Barber is professor of philosophy at St. Louis University and the hc $69.95s author of several books on the phenomenology of the social world, his most 978-0-8214-1961-8 ___________ recent being The Participating Citizen: A Biography of Alfred Schutz.

Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts Essays in Phenomenology and Comparative Philosophy Hwa Yol Jung Transversality is the keyword that permeates the spirit of these thirteen essays spanning almost half a century, from 1965 to 2009. The essays are exploratory and experimental in nature and are meant to be a transversal linkage between phenomenology and East Asian philosophy. Transversality is the concept that dispels all ethnocentrisms, including Eurocentrism. In the globalizing world of multiculturalism, Eurocentric universalism falls far short of being universal but simply parochial at the expense of the non-Western world. Transversality is intercultural, interspecific, interdisciplinary, and intersensorial. Transversal Rationality and Intercultural Texts means to transform the very way of philosophizing itself by infusing or hybridizing multiple traditions in the history of the world. Like no other scholar, Jung bridges the gap between Asian and Western cultures. What is traditionally called “comparative philosophy” is not just a neglected branch of philosophy; it is poised to radically transform the very conception of APRIL philosophy itself. ___________ 432 pages, No. 39 6x9 hc $79.95s 978-0-8214-1955-7


Hwa Yol Jung is emeritus professor of political science at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His publications include The Crisis of Political Understanding, Rethinking Political Theory, and Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy.

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P. L. Gaus

A Prayer for the Night

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Stitching a Culture Together

Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide

African American Quilters of Ohio

By Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartz

African Soccerscapes How a Continent Changed the World’s Game By Peter Alegi “(Alegi’s) latest book is a must-buy. An astutely comprehensive overview of over 150 years of soccer in Africa, it contains many engrossing examples of just how much the sport has always been more than just a game across the African continent. . . . I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”—Marvin Close, author of More Than Just a Game: Football v Apartheid $22.95  pb 978-0-89680-278-0

Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music By Anne Grimes “Anne’s work lives on. What a wonderful book this is. I’m proud to be a part of it.” —Pete Seeger

By Meredith Sue Willis “(Willis’s) characters possess a conversational familiarity, and the reader feels absorbed into the small community that is both distinctly Appalachian and markedly universal. This finely crafted collection is worth reading twice to discover all its intricacies and connections.”—Booklist $39.95  hc 978-0-8214-1919-9 $24.95  pb 978-0-8214-1920-5

Quilting has been popular in this country since its establishment, but documentation of African American quiltmaking prior to the early 1980s is rare. Stitching a Culture Together: African American Quilters of Ohio is an awakening to the unknown and uncelebrated contributions of African American quilters in Ohio. Carolyn. L. Mazloomi examines the spiritual, cultural, and historical connection between African American quiltmakers and their creations. She focuses on the quilters and their stories, revealing how each quilt is a highly personal statement and a reflection of the shared experiences of human beings. $22.95  pb 978-0-8214-1940-3

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The World of a Wayward Comic Book Artist By Sandy Plunkett

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The Midwestern Native Garden will be a welcome guide to gardeners whose styles range from formal to naturalistic but who want to create an authentic sense of place, with regional natives. The beauty, hardiness, and easy maintenance of native Midwestern plants will soon make them the new favorites. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native alternatives that look similar or even identical to a range of nonnative ornamentals. Plant entries are accompanied by nature notes setting out the specific birds and butterflies that the native plants attract.

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The Midwestern Native Garden

“Sandy sure satisfies us in this wonderful new collection of his drawings. It’s a must have for anyone who appreciates comic art.” Bob McLeod—Marvel and DC comic artist “An alluring mix of superheroes, fantasy figures, life drawing, experiments, and more. (Plunkett) also provides a few essays in order to put some of the work into context, and an interview conducted with Plunkett by Comic Book Artist also enhances the book as well. If you’re looking to discover what kind of person draws comics, and perhaps why they draw comics, then this book will definitely aid in an exploration for answers. It’s nicely produced, smartly packaged, and full of enough eye candy to satisfy the sweetest of sweet tooths.”—Comics Waiting Room

By Marilou K. Suszko In more than 150 recipes that highlight seasonal flavors, Marilou K. Suszko inspires cooks to keep local flavors in the kitchen year round. From asparagus in the spring to pumpkins in the fall, Suszko helps readers learn what to look for when buying seasonal homegrown or locally grown foods as well as how to store fresh foods, and which cooking methods bring out fresh flavors and colors. Suszko shares tips and techniques for extending seasonal flavors with detailed instructions on canning, freezing, and dehydrating and which methods work best for preserving texture and flavor.

The Tiki King Stories By Stacy Tintocalis “(Tintocalis) has a knack for finding the odd, authenticating detail. As a result, characters. . . aren’t just behind a page. They lean toward the reader. They seem personal and life-sized. One can neither sum them up nor predict them. . . . This collection will seal (Tintocalis) as one of the country’s emerging writers.”—ForeWord Reviews $39.95  hc 978-0-8040-1126-6 $18.95  pb 978-0-8040-1127-3

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The Last of His Mind A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s John Thorndike “A brave, moving story of a son’s devotion to his dying father. . . . Thorndike’s prose is serenely beautiful. . . . An affecting work of emotional honesty and forgiveness.” ­—Kirkus Reviews 978-0-8040-1122-8

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Last of His Mind 6 Lit from Within 7 Mad Dogs and Meerkats 18 Midwest Modern 2 Miers, Suzanne ed. 16 Mijeski, Kenneth J. 20 Miller, Joseph C. ed. 16 Moore, Dinty W. ed. 7 Mpe, Phaswane 15 Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment 9 New Stories from the Midwest 8 Orlando, Valerie K. Oslund, Karen ed.

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