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Anchor Book of Modern African Stories

Anchor Book of Modern African Stories - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0385722407

Cover of Anchor Book of Modern African Stories  REV 02 (ISBN 978-0385722407)
ISBN13: 978-0385722407
ISBN10: 0385722400
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 02
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 2002
International: No

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Anchor Book of Modern African Stories - REV 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385722407

Nadezda Obradovic

ISBN13: 978-0385722407
ISBN10: 0385722400
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 02
Publisher: Anchor Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories showcases the most innovative writing to arise from the continent. From internationally recognized authors such as Nigeria's Ben Okri, to newcomer Leila Aboulela from Sudan, together the contributors offer compelling testimonies of life in the midst of historic upheaval. Rich, dense, and topical, this collection is an indispensable guide to the emerging canon of contemporary African fiction.

Contributors: Tayeb Salih, Henri Lopès, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Olympe Bhely-Quenum, Sindiwe Magona, Charles Mungoshi, William (Bloke) Modisane, William Saidi, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tololwa Marti Mollel, Nnadzie F. Inyama, Sembne Ousmane, Mohammed Berrada, Ali Deb, Mohamed Moulessehoul, I.N.C. Aniebo, Dambudzo Marechera, Ken Lipenga, Ibrahim Abdel Megid, Ndeley Mokoso, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Alifa Rifaat, Leila Aboulela, Milly Jafta, Ben Okri, Funso Aiyejina, Farida Karodia, Salwa Bakr, Gaele Sobott-Mogwe, Makuchi, Hama Tuma, Ossie O. Enekwe, Adewale Maja-Pearce.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Foreword
Preface
A Handful of Dates p. 3
The Advance p. 8
Papa, Snake & I p. 15
The Prophetess p. 28
A Child in the Bush of Ghosts p. 45
It Was Easter Sunday the Day I Went to Netreg p. 57
The Brother p. 68
The Dignity of Begging p. 94
The Garden of Evil p. 104
Bossy p. 119
A Night Out p. 130
Hot Days, Long Nights p. 134
Her Three Days p. 143
A Life in Detail p. 158
The Three-Piece Suit p. 164
The Wicked Tongue p. 167
Four Dimensions p. 180
Thought Tracks in the Snow p. 191
Waiting for a Turn p. 198
The Other City p. 207
God of Meme p. 213
Africa Kills Her Sun p. 221
At the Time of the Jasmine p. 233
The Museum p. 243
The Home-Coming p. 259
What the Tapster Saw p. 262
The One-Handed Hero p. 271
The Woman in Green p. 284
Thirty-one Beautiful Green Trees p. 303
Smile of Fortune p. 314
Slow Poison p. 322
The Waldiba Story p. 337
The Last Battle p. 347
Civil War I-VII p. 354
Acknowledgments p. 373
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