Free Shipping In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories By Edited by Chinua Achebe

Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories
by Edited by Chinua Achebe

In Stock
$12.49
+10% GST
This anthology represents the talent and scope to be found in contemporary African writing. It contains both new and previously published stories by such authors as Nadine Gordimer, Ben Okri, Kojo Laing, Mia Couto and Moyez Vassanji.
Only 1 left

Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories Summary


Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories by Edited by Chinua Achebe

Capturing the diversity of African writing from across the continent, this important anthology draws together well-established authors and the best of new writers. From the harsh realities of South Africa, elegantly described by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, to the fantastic world of Booker Prize winner Ben Okri and from the magic realism of Mozambican Mia Couto to the surreal world of Ghanaian Kojo Laing, the editors have distilled the essence of contemporary African writing. Blending the supernatural and the secular, the market-place and the shrine, this anthology gives the reader a taste of the full range of African literary styles.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories Reviews


..".a fine work, and it's geographical range gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the African short story.'"World Literature Today

Table of Contents


**********Southern Africa**********The Prophetess - Njabulo S. Ndebele (South Africa)Amnesty - Nadine Gordimer (South Africa)Wake... - Lindiwe Mabuza (South Africa)A Wasted Land - Daniel Mandishona (Zimbabwe)The Birds of God - Mia Couto (Mozambique)**********Central Africa**********The Rubbish Dump - Steve Chimombo (Malawi)The Man - E. B. Dongala (Congo)**********East Africa**********Cages - Abdulrazak Gurnah (Zanzibar)Government by Magic Spell - Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi (Somalia)A Night Out -Tolowa Marti Mollel (Tanzania)On the Market Day - Kyalo Mativo (Kenya)Leaving - M. G. Vassanji (Tanzania)**********Northern Africa**********The Foreigner, Sister of the Foreign Woman - Assia Djebar (Algeria)Road Block - Jamal Mahjoub (Sudan)**********West Africa**********Converging City - Ben Okri (Nigeria)The Hotel - Adewale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria)The Housegirl - Okey Chigbo (Nigeria)The Miracle - Ba'bila Mutia (Cameroons)Weaverdom - Tijan M. Sallah (The Gambia)Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ - Kojo Laing (Ghana)Biographical notes

Additional information

GOR002013421
Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories by Edited by Chinua Achebe
Edited by Chinua Achebe
Heinemann African Writers Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1992-04-16
208
043590566X
9780435905668
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.