African Short Stories

African Short Stories

by Chinua Achebe
     
 

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Chinua Achebe has joined with C.L. Innes, co-editor of Okike, to select stories of excellence from the writings of the last twenty-five years. While many of the established names such as Sembene Ousmane, Ngugi, and Bessie Head are to be found, the collection is refreshing for the inclusion of work by the wide range of writers who have made the emerging field

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Chinua Achebe has joined with C.L. Innes, co-editor of Okike, to select stories of excellence from the writings of the last twenty-five years. While many of the established names such as Sembene Ousmane, Ngugi, and Bessie Head are to be found, the collection is refreshing for the inclusion of work by the wide range of writers who have made the emerging field of African fiction something to follow.

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"'A fine anthology, well selected, well ordered, and altogether a pleasure to read. The editors have chosen twenty stories by twenty different writers from all over Africa, grouping them geographically into four different sections: West, East, North and Southern Africa... They have done a particularly good job of balancing the work of lesser-known, younger writers with established figures: David Owoyele as well as Adhebe, Abdulrzak Gurnah as well as Ngugi, Ahmed Essop as well as Nadine Gordimer and Bessie Head.'"
World Literature Today

"'There is indeed wonderful writing in the collection'."
New York Literary Supplement

"'A highly recommended book for teachers to use as an introduction (a) to the short story and (b) to Africa.'"
The Times Educational Supplement, Edward Blishen

"'...African Short Stories is a worthy showcase of recent African writing...""
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435905361
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/31/1988
Series:
African Writers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.45(d)

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