LITERARY SUDANS: An Anthology of Literature from Sudan and South Sudan,

ISBN: 1569024340

This anthology of literatures from Sudan and South Sudan will one day be appreciated as essential to our understanding of these people's rich history. A wonderful gift to be remembered for its timeliness. --NURUDDIN FARAH Author of the Return to Somalia trilogy and winner of the Neustadt Prize for Literature One of the best anthologies of Sudanese literature in translation I have read in recent years. The carefully selected array of texts offers a rare glimpse into contemporary fiction writings by mixed of established and new Sudanese talents. The translation is lucid and poetic, and kept with the spirit of the original texts. The introductory text by the Sudanese literary giant Taban Lo Liyong, and the afterword by the editor Bhakti Shringarpure, provided the much-needed context for appreciating such innovative works. The beauty in diversity of the texts must have eluded the ruling elites on both sides of the divide who wrote the script for the partition of Sudan. If only politicians would listen to the transcendental poetics of creative writers, they would have seen the light! An enjoyable and highly recommended volume for literary scholars, critics and readers from all walks of life. --SALAH HASSAN Goldwin Smith Professor of African and African Diaspora Art History and Visual Culture at Cornell University and editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art The remarkable gathering of stories in this collection is proof of what literature does best: expand, challenge, enlarge our sense of what's possible. Here is an anthology that renders the cultural, physical and psychological space of Sudan and South Sudan with the complexity and beauty of great literature. --DINAW MENGESTU Author of All Our Names and How to Read the Air

Product details

  • Publisher : Red Sea Press,U.S.; First edition (October 3, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1569024340
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1569024348
  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 10.28 x 0.08 x 6.97 inches
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