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ISBN13: 9780435905361
ISBN10: 0435905368
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Chinua Achebe has joined with C.L. Innes, co-editor of Okike, to select stories of excellence from the writings of the last twenty-five years. While many of the established names such as Sembene Ousmane, Ngugi, and Bessie Head are to be found, the collection is refreshing for the inclusion of work by the wide range of writers who have made the emerging field of African fiction something to follow.

Synopsis:

This anthology of 20 stories are from all over Africa, grouped geographically into four different sections - West, East, North and Southern Africa.

Synopsis:

A selection of the best African stories written between 1960 and 1985.

About the Author

Chinua Achebe was born in 1930 in the village of Ogidi in Eastern Nigeria. After studying medicine and literature at the University of Ibadan, he went to work for the Nigerian broadcasting company in Lagos. Things Fall Apart, his first novel was published in 1958. It sold over 2,000,000 copies, and has been translated into 30 languages. It was followed by No Longer at Ease, then Arrow of God (which won the first New Statesman Jock Campbell Prize), then A Man of the People (a novel dealing with post-independence Nigeria). Achebe has also written short stories and children's books, and Beware Soul Brother, a book of his poetry, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1972.Achebe has been at the Universities of Nigeria, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and among the many honours he has received are the award of a Fellowship of the Modern Language Association of America, and doctorates from the Universities of Stirling, Southampton and Kent. He followed Heinrich Boll, the Nobel prizewinner, as the second recipient of the Scottish Art's Council Neil Gunn Fellowship. In 1987, he was recognised in Nigeria with the Nigerian National Merit Award - the country's highest award for intellectual achievement.

Table of Contents

**********West Africa**********

The False Prophet - Sembene Ousmane

Certain Winds from the South - Ama Ata Aidoo

The Apprentice - Odun Balogun

The Will of Allah - David Owoyele

Civil Peace - Chinua Achebe

 

**********East Africa**********

The Gentlemen of the Jungle - Jomo Kenyatta

The Green Leaves - Grace Ogot

Bossy - Abdulrazak Gurnah

The Spider's Web - Leonard Kibera

Minutes of Glory - Ngugi we Thiong'o

 

**********Northern Africa**********

An Incident in the Ghobashi Household - Alifa Rifaat

A Handful of Dates - Tayeb Salih

A Conversation from the Third Floor - Mohammed El-Bisatie

 

**********Southern Africa**********

Papa, Snake & I - B. L. Honwana

The Bridegroom - Nadine Gordimer

The Betrayal - Ahmed Essop

Protista - Dambudzo Marechera

The Coffee-Cart Girl - Ezekiel Mphahlele

Snapshots of a Wedding - Bessie Head

Reflections in a Cell - Mafika Gwala

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Barbara Brown, February 28, 2014 (view all comments by Barbara Brown)
This wonderful collection of stories comes from all over the continent. So the book should not be listed as "by" Chinua Achebe, because he only edited the book. Actually, since he only co-edited the book,Duncan Innes deserves equal credit for his share in the work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780435905361
Editor:
Achebe, Chinua
Editor:
Annes, C. L.
Editor:
Innes, C. L.
Editor:
Achebe, Chinua
Editor:
Annes, C. L.
Author:
Innes, C. L.
Author:
Achebe, Chinua
Editor:
Innes, C. L.
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
London :
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
African literature
Subject:
Short stories, African (English)
Subject:
Short stories, african
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Short stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
AWS African Writers Series
Series Volume:
no. 1034
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
8.12x4.71x.42 in. .32 lbs.

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