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Under African Skies: Modern African Stories

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Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these stories will be welcome by an audience truly ready for multicultural voices.
Charles R. Lanson pioneered courses in African, African-American, and Third World literature. The author of numerous critical volumes, including The Emergence of African Fiction, he teaches at American University in Washington D.C.
Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these stories will be welcome by an audience truly ready for multicultural voices.
"We have waited for these stories. Much like the prodigious memory of the griot, Under African Skies sings out a literary genealogy of oppression, rage, honor, and triumph in a range of voices from acerbic to lyrically buoyant."—Maxine Clair
 
"Under African Skies gives rich testimony to the resilience of this century's African writers. Powerful, intriguing, and essentially non-Western, these stories offer an unforgettable introduction to contemporary African literature."—National Black Review
 
"These fictions reveal a whole new (or old) world, as complex and various as the continent from which they come. Under African Skies shows us, in close-up, the human faces of the people whose pain we watch from a distance on the evening news."—Francine Prose, Elle
 
"This expansive collection of modern African stories breathes with the depth, range, and variety of the continent itself."—Virginia Quarterly Review

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Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these stories will be welcome by an audience truly ready for multicultural voices.

Synopsis:

Gathered in this landmark anthology of Black African short fiction. are some of this century's most important African writers as well as some exciting new voices, reflecting the stunning diversity in African literature. "UNDER AFRICAN SKIES shows us, in close-up, the human faces of the people whose pain we watch from a distance on the evening news".--Francine Prose, ELLE.

About the Author

Charles R. Larson pioneered courses in African, African-American, and Third World literature. The author of numerous critical volumes, including The Emergence of African Fiction, he teaches at American University in Washington D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374525507
Editor:
Larson, Charles R.
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Editor:
Larson, Charles R.
Editor:
Larson, Charles
Author:
Larson, Charles R.
Author:
Larson, Charles
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
African
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Short stories, african
Subject:
African fiction
Subject:
African fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.99 x 6 x 0.915 in

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Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these stories will be welcome by an audience truly ready for multicultural voices.

"Synopsis" by , Gathered in this landmark anthology of Black African short fiction. are some of this century's most important African writers as well as some exciting new voices, reflecting the stunning diversity in African literature. "UNDER AFRICAN SKIES shows us, in close-up, the human faces of the people whose pain we watch from a distance on the evening news".--Francine Prose, ELLE.
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