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The Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories (African Writers Series)

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Publisher Comments:

Capturing the diversity of African writing from across the continent, this important  anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers.

From the harsh realities of South Africa, elegantly described by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, to the fantastic world of Booker Prize winner Ben Okri and from the magic realism of Mozambican Mia Couto to the surreal world of Ghanaian Kojo Laing, the editors have distilled the essence of contemporary African writing. Blending the supernatural and the secular, the market-place and the shrine, this anthology gives the reader a taste of the full range of African literary styles.

Synopsis:

This anthology represents the talent and scope to be found in contemporary African writing. It contains both new and previously published stories by such authors as Nadine Gordimer, Ben Okri, Kojo Laing, Mia Couto and Moyez Vassanji.

Synopsis:

Capturing the diversity of African writing from across the continent, this important  anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers.

From the harsh realities of South Africa, elegantly described by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, to the fantastic world of Booker Prize winner Ben Okri and from the magic realism of Mozambican Mia Couto to the surreal world of Ghanaian Kojo Laing, the editors have distilled the essence of contemporary African writing. Blending the supernatural and the secular, the market-place and the shrine, this anthology gives the reader a taste of the full range of African literary styles.

Synopsis:

This important anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers, capturing the diversity of African writing across the continent.

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 prizewinn

Table of Contents

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

The Prophetess - Njabulo S. Ndebele (South Africa)

Amnesty - Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)

Wake  - Lindiwe Mabuza (South Africa)

A Wasted Land - Daniel Mandishona (Zimbabwe)

The Birds of God - Mia Couto (Mozambique)

 

**********Central Africa**********

The Rubbish Dump - Steve Chimombo (Malawi)

The Man - E. B. Dongala (Congo)

 

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

Cages - Abdulrazak Gurnah (Zanzibar)

Government by Magic Spell - Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi (Somalia)

A Night Out -Tolowa Marti Mollel (Tanzania)

On the Market Day - Kyalo Mativo (Kenya)

Leaving - M. G. Vassanji (Tanzania)

 

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

The Foreigner, Sister of the Foreign Woman - Assia Djebar (Algeria)

Road Block - Jamal Mahjoub (Sudan)

 

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

Converging City - Ben Okri (Nigeria)

The Hotel - Adewale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria)

The Housegirl - Okey Chigbo (Nigeria)

The Miracle - Ba'bila Mutia (Cameroons)

Weaverdom - Tijan M. Sallah (The Gambia)

Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ - Kojo Laing (Ghana)

 

Biographical notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780435905668
Editor:
Achebe, Chinua
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Innes, C. L.
Author:
Gordimer, Nadine
Author:
Achebe, Chinua
Author:
Okri, Ben
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short stories, african
Subject:
Africa Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Short stories, African (English)
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
AWS African Writers Series
Series Volume:
no 26
Publication Date:
20080803
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 in 159 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This anthology represents the talent and scope to be found in contemporary African writing. It contains both new and previously published stories by such authors as Nadine Gordimer, Ben Okri, Kojo Laing, Mia Couto and Moyez Vassanji.
"Synopsis" by ,

Capturing the diversity of African writing from across the continent, this important  anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers.

From the harsh realities of South Africa, elegantly described by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, to the fantastic world of Booker Prize winner Ben Okri and from the magic realism of Mozambican Mia Couto to the surreal world of Ghanaian Kojo Laing, the editors have distilled the essence of contemporary African writing. Blending the supernatural and the secular, the market-place and the shrine, this anthology gives the reader a taste of the full range of African literary styles.

"Synopsis" by , This important anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers, capturing the diversity of African writing across the continent.
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