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An African Quilt: 24 Modern African Storiesby Barbara H. (edt) Solomon
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Encompassing many different visions of Africa, the stories in this comprehensive collection feature characters struggling to survive grinding poverty, tyrannical governments, cultural upheavals, and disintegrating relationships.
Reflecting a continent with a tragic history, An African Quilt depicts a place where even everyday life is extraordinary, and the continent’s history changes what it means to be a woman, an employee, a couple, a passerby, and, of course, a citizen. Revealed through the backdrop of postcolonial Africa, the struggles within these stories resonate beyond their context and appeal to every reader’s sense of what it means to be human.
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India's literary tradition has found a growing audience around the world. Many talented writers have arrived on the scene, each illuminating different parts of the Indian experience, from years of colonial rule to the unique challenges of life in the West.
This important anthology includes short stories and novel excerpts from Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai, Rohinton Mistry, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Bharati Mukherjee, R. K. Narayan, and sixteen more.
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About the Author
Barbara H. Solomon is a professor of English and Women's Studies at Iona College. Her major academic interests are twentieth century American and world literature. Among the anthologies she has edited are The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin, Other Voices, Other Vistas, Herland and Selected Stories of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and The Haves and Have-Nots. With Eileen Panetta, she has co-edited Once Upon a Childhood, Passages: 24 Modern Indian Stories, and Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and Ghosts: 25 Classic Stories of the Supernatural.
Prof. W. Reginald Rampone, Jr., is an associate professor of English who has taught at numerous colleges and universities. His research focuses on early modern English literature, especially Shakespeare's plays, and he has published Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare. He is currently working on a book concerning Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and a critical edition of Nicholas Goodman's Hollands Leaguer.
Table of Contents
Other Voices, Other Vistas - Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. Solomon Introduction
Chinua Achebe: Civil Peace
Nadine Gordimer: Africa Emergent
Bessie Head: The Collector of Treasures
Charles Mungoshi: Who Will Stop the Dark?
Ngugi wa Thiong'o: A Meeting in the Dark
Selected African Anthologies
Wang Anyi: The Destination
Ding Ling: Sketches from the "Cattle Shed"
Wang Meng: Kite Streamers
Chen Rong: Regarding the Problem of Newborn Piglets in Winter
Lu Wenfu: The Man from a Peddlers' Family
Selected Chinese Anthologies
Anita Desai: Pigeons at Daybreak
Mahasweta Devi: Dhowli
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: The Interview
R.K. Narayan: A Horse and Two Goats
Kushwant Singh: The Wog
Selected Indian Anthologies
Kobo Abe: The Magic Chalk
Sawako Ariyoshi: The Tomoshibi
Yasunari Kawabata: The Moon on the Water
Yukio Mishima: Act of Worship
Yuko Tsushima: The Silent Traders
Selected Japanese Anthologies
Latin American Stories
Isabel Allende: Clarisa
Jorge Luis Borges: The Book of Sand
Carlos Fuentes: The Cost of Living
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Death Constant Beyond Love
Luisa Valenzuela: Papito's Story
Selected Latin American Anthologies
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