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The Granta Book of the African Short Story by Helon Habila Book Resume:
Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent, from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya. Helon Habila focuses on younger, newer writers - contrasted with some of their older, more established peers - to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa. These writers are characterized by their engagement with the wider world and the opportunities offered by the end of apartheid, the end of civil wars and dictatorships, and the possibilities of free movement. Their work is inspired by travel and exile. They are liberated, global and expansive. As Dambudzo Marechera wrote: 'If you're a writer for a specific nation or specific race, then f*** you." These are the stories of a new Africa, punchy, self-confident and defiant. Includes stories by: Fatou Diome; Aminatta Forna; Manuel Rui; Patrice Nganang; Leila Aboulela; Zo Wicomb; Alaa Al Aswany; Doreen Baingana; E.C. Osondu.
African Short Stories: Vol 2 by Ce, Chin Book Resume:
Bequeathing an enduring tenet for the creative enterprise, African Short Stories vol 2 boldly seeks to upturn the status quo by the art of narration. Whether they are stories of the whistle blower estranged and yet sounding the warning for heaven and earth to hear, or a ragtag army fleeing in the wake of a monstrous reptilian onslaught upon her peace, there pervades a sense of ultimate victory in this collection. We can feel the gentle kick of a baby in the womb of a maiden in desperation, or we can muse at the two adolescent genii on the trail of their dreams from the sunset of mutual deceit into the daylight of true becoming. Victory is laid out in that awesome kindness of a total stranger which affirms the divinity latent in even our most harrowing existence. With thirty five stories in two parts these literary experiments compel attention to the courageous hearts and minds that brighten the African universe of narration. Their vibrant notes coming from all corners of north, west, east and south fill us with encouragement and optimism for the contemporary short fiction in Africa.
Tradition and Modernity in the African Short Story by Fidelis Odun Balogun Book Resume:
This pioneering study of the African short story offers a two-part approach to a literary form that has long been neglected by scholars on the continent. Balogun first offers a general survey method and approach for close textual analysis, followed by discussions of two representative writers. The work of Achebe, a traditional realist, and Taban lo Liyong, a post-modernist experimentalist, is examined for general themes and structures. Detailed examinations of Achebe's Girls at War and lo Liyong's Fixions and The Uniformed Man are also included.
Africa's Best Stories by Storyafrica,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,Wole Soyinka,E. C. Osondu Book Resume:
'Africa's best stories,' is a quarterly collection of the VERY best short stories and poetry by some of Africa's best writers. It is a selection of the best of African literature from Africa's finest writers.In this first volume, we feature heartwarming stories by some of Africa's most renowned writers such as Noble-Prize laureate Wole Soyinka, Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie, Caine Prize finalists Sefi Atta, EC Osondu, Chika Unigwe, Muthoni Garland, and Jude Dibia among other equally awesome writers. These are storytellers from the gods, telling a diverse range of stories, under varying circumstances. Just for your delight!Their stories will make you laugh, cry, grin, wish, reflect, reminisce and curse (not). Let these stories keep you company while lying in the comfort of your bed, on the subway on your way to work or when having a cup of tea.
Notes on J. de Grandsaigne and S. Nnamonu's (eds.) African Short Stories, an Anthology by Barrack Muluka Book Resume:
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Oral-Style South African Short Story in English by Craig MacKenzie Book Resume:
This study deals with a particular kind of short story in South African English literature - a kind of story variously called the fireside tale, tall tale, skaz narrative or (the term used here) the 'oral-style' story. Most famously exemplified in the Oom Schalk Lourens narratives of Herman Charles Bosman, the oral-style story has its roots in the hunting tale and camp-fire yarn of the nineteenth century and has dozens of exponents in South African literature, most of them long forgotten. Here this neglect has been addressed. A.W. Drayson's Tales at the Outspan (1862) provides a point of departure, and is followed by discussions of works by William Charles Scully, Percy FitzPatrick, Ernest Glanville, Perceval Gibbon, Francis Carey Slater, Pauline Smith, and Aegidius Jean Blignaut, all of whom used the oral-style story genre. In the work of Herman Charles Bosman, however, the South African oral-style story comes into its own. In his Oom Schalk Lourens figure is invested all of the complexity and 'double-voicedness' that was latent - and largely dormant - in the earlier works. Bosman demonstrates his sophistication particularly in his metafictional use of the oral-style story. The study concludes with a discussion of the use of oral forms in the work of more recent black writers - among them Bessie Head, Mtutuzeli Matshoba, and Njabulo Ndebele.
African Short Stories: Vol 1 by Ce, Chin Book Resume:
The International Society of Literary Fellows (Lsi) is the society of creative writers and scholars from African and the world with a critical interest in current developments around modern cultures of indigenous and foreign language expressions. In partnership with Progeny international, the Lsi aims to assess and promote the emergence of works of visionary creative impetus in the genres of modern African fiction, non-fiction and visual arts. 38 stories are included in this anthology.
23 African Short Stories by Carol Kairo Book Resume:
This book contains 23 thrilling and intriguing African short stories delivered with the kind of humor and suspense that is guaranteed to captivate you. The stories include: An Era before Modern Medication - In an era where the remedy for any ailment - from headache to sore throat to a rash - could only be administered by the use of a hypodermic needle, "toa suruari" (remove your underwear) were the words most dreaded by many children. What If? - Living in the grip of poverty, Pendo had never known anyone whose radio used more than two batteries. But Mzungu, her secret lover has a big radio cassette that requires eight batteries to operate. Yes, eight! And he loves her - or so he claims. The Bitter Man - Loss of his job, the threat of eviction and tempting aromas from the neighbors' houses are only some of John's problems. And the landlord's black hen will simply not stay out of the hungry man's way... The Road to K'ogelo - When Barrack Obama wins the presidential elections, jubilation grips the air and his new found relatives from his father's roots prepare a big feast in K'ogelo. Word has it that Mr. Obama might be present at the celebrations and no one wants to be left behind. Navigating River Road - One man is determined to do whatever it takes to improve his relationship with his ruthless mother-in-law. His encounter with a karata man (gambler) presents an opportunity to win the old woman's favor once and for all.
Attitudes by G. E. De Villiers Book Resume:
The title of this work, Attitudes, is intended to sum up the link that connects the stories, or, put another way, the thread running through them. Each story deals with the attitude of the writer (or one or more of the characters) towards a different subject.