kevinrbrown, March 11, 2015
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This is a strong collection of writing (mainly fiction) from across Africa. The editor organizes the work by area, then has one nonfiction piece introduce each area's section. There are well-known names here, like Nadine Gordimer, Chimamanda Adichie, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but my favorites were stories by Helon Habila, E.C. Osondu, and Aziz Chouaki, all of whom were new to me. If you're interested in a good overview of contemporary African fiction, this is a good place to start.