Pointer, Fritz

Mr. Fritz Pointer taught at Contra Costa College for twenty seven years. He is now Professor Emeritus in English and African American Studies. He holds an M.A. from UCLA and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

African Oral Epic Poetry: Praising the Deeds of a Mythic Hero
2012 0-7734-4087-9
Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be treated as an epic myth that was pieced together by different authors over several centuries, which may or may not have been the result of observing real events. It may have been an imaginative narrative representing cultural norms with verbal symbolism, thereby putting it in a different tradition to the European epics, while also showing similar conventions of genre.

Price: $219.95


Poems of Exile and Home: In the Wake of Our Dreams
2023 1-4955-1152-9
This is a collection of poetry by Daniel Pule Kunene edited by Fritz Pointer. (Hardcover Edition) "Beneath Kunene's wry humor and mischievous wit, we find a passionate concern for, and deep understanding of, the human condition in all its manifestations. He reflects on themes of nature, time, love and hope, life and death, dream and reality, freedom and bondage, war and peace, in their historical as well as contemporary context of anticolonial struggle and racial strife." -Fritz Pointer [Prologue]

Price: $149.95


Poems of Exile and Home: In the Wake of Our Dreams
2016 1-4955-1158-8
This is a SOFTCOVER EDITION of a collection of poetry by Daniel Pule Kunene edited by Fritz Pointer. "Beneath Kunene's wry humor and mischievous wit, we find a passionate concern for, and deep understanding of, the human condition in all its manifestations. He reflects on themes of nature, time, love and hope, life and death, dream and reality, freedom and bondage, war and peace, in their historical as well as contemporary context of anticolonial struggle and racial strife." -Fritz Pointer [Prologue]

Price: $69.95


Spreading Democracy? A Poetic Requiem
2016 1-4955-1099-9
In this poem and with the inclusion of powerful images, Fritz Pointer offers a response to the "bloodless narrative." In his words, "one key tool for maintaining perpetual war is the 'bloodless narrative' [used]...to create the impression that America's wars have few consequences." (Prologue) This is a softcover book.

Price: $39.95