Here’s just a sampling of the new books available on Rentschler Library’s New Books shelves.
“Coming at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today. With stories from northern Arabic-speaking to southern Zulu-speaking writers, this collection conveys thirty different ways of approaching what it means to be African.” Request book
“Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners helps newcomers learn how to use the first two systems’ basic 92 characters to read, write and communicate. Memorable picture mnemonics connect each character to English words already familiar to you, which makes remembering easier. Request book
“Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region over a period of two millennia (from 3800 to 2000 BC) in this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she describes the physical environment and covers architecture, trade and industry, the development of writing, and changes in social and political structures.” Request Book