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An African Quilt: 24 Modern African Stories

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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.

 
With Stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nadine Gordimer (Winner of the Nobel Prize), Bessie Head, Doris Lessing (Winner of the Nobel Prize), Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Others

Synopsis:

24 stories from today's best indian authors

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.

Synopsis:

They are the fearful images that have stalked humanity's nightmares for centuries, supernatural creatures that feast on flesh and haunt the soul, macabre and uncanny beings that frighten and fascinate the imagination.

Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and Ghosts collects classic stories from literary masters inspired by folklore and mythology who dared to explore the darker side of human nature and crafted tales that defied convention, stirred up controversy, and gave life to a storytelling genre that has endured for generations.

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

African Stories

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

Chinese Stories

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

Indian Stories

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

Japanese Stories

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451532039
Author:
Solomon, Barbara H
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Author:
Various
Author:
Solomon, Barbara H.
Author:
Panetta, Eileen
Author:
Rampone, W. Reginald, Jr.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.74 x 4.38 x 1.2 in 0.56 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » International
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by ,
24 stories from today's best indian authors

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.

"Synopsis" by ,

They are the fearful images that have stalked humanity's nightmares for centuries, supernatural creatures that feast on flesh and haunt the soul, macabre and uncanny beings that frighten and fascinate the imagination.

Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, and Ghosts collects classic stories from literary masters inspired by folklore and mythology who dared to explore the darker side of human nature and crafted tales that defied convention, stirred up controversy, and gave life to a storytelling genre that has endured for generations.

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