The Granta Book of the African Short Story - Granta Anthologies (Paperback)
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The Granta Book of the African Short Story - Granta Anthologies (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 06/09/2012
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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: 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner Abdulrazak Gurnah; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Fatou Diome; Aminatta Forna; Manuel Rui; Patrice Nganang; Leila Aboulela; Zoe Wicomb; Alaa Al Aswany; Doreen Baingana; E.C. Osondu.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847083333
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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“Good Collection of Short Stories”

The content of Africa has inspired so many epic novels and travel books that the short story genre has often been overlooked.

Granta have decided that this omission needs to be addressed, and have released this... More

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