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New Writing From Africa 2009
     

New Writing From Africa 2009

by J. M. Coetzee
 
What's on the minds of African writers? The South African Chapter of PEN International asked the question, and this volume of collected works holds the answer.

More than 800 pieces of new writing from across the continent flowed in once the call for entries was made for the PEN/Studzinski Literary Award. This collection contains the 34 short stories eventually

Overview

What's on the minds of African writers? The South African Chapter of PEN International asked the question, and this volume of collected works holds the answer.

More than 800 pieces of new writing from across the continent flowed in once the call for entries was made for the PEN/Studzinski Literary Award. This collection contains the 34 short stories eventually selected, including the prize-winners and those receiving honourable mentions from final judge JM Coetzee.

This is a contemporary African reading journey that will take you from Algeria to Zimbabwe, with stops along the way in Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Mauritius, Botswana, Mozambique, and South Africa. The writers are young and old, established and unpublished; the subject matter as diverse as Africa itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780620434287
Publisher:
African Books Collective Limited
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Pages:
406
Sales rank:
1,382,166
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature to South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, a towering literary talent ¿who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider.¿ The Academy cited the astonishing wealth of variety in Coetzee¿s stories, many of which are set against the backdrop of apartheid.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Adelaide, Australia
Date of Birth:
February 9, 1940
Place of Birth:
Cape Town, South Africa
Education:
B.A., University of Cape Town, 1960; M.A., 1963; Ph.D. in Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1969

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