ISBN: 1592217192

This anthology aims to represent the best of contemporary African short stories written in English. Familiar names such as Benjamin Kwakye, Tijan Sallah, Zahra Ramij, Freddy Macha, Arja Salafranca, Odun Balogun, Tanure Ojaide, Jackee Budesta Batanda, Lola Shoneyin, Mohamed Said Raihani and Omar Akikli are present along with the new talent of younger generation which includes Kondwani Kamiyala, Ayobami Adebayo, Prince Mensah, Dipita Kwa, Khadija El Younossi. This book will introduce readers to finely crafted stories or human conditions comparable to those captured in narratives from other parts of the world. In forty-eight stories that showcase the rich narratives, cultures, and customs of the continent, the reader will become acquainted with both established and emerging African male and female writers. Themes include love, family, relationships, death, politics, exile, childhood, gender, struggle (personal and communal), rage and hope. The stories in this collection clearly capture the changing face of contemporary African societies as they reveal the fears and dreams, the confusion and clarity of the cultures they reflect. While depicted situations in the narratives are often precarious at best, the constant, a hope for a better tomorrow or a better existence, pulses at the heart of these stories. --Walter P. Collins, III, Professor of French/English, University of South Carolina-Lancaster Editor, Emerging Voices of Post-Colonial African Literature

Product details

  • Publisher : Africa World Press, Inc.; First American Edition (May 21, 2010)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 228 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1592217192
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1592217199
  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
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