Africa Offers a Sensual and Controversal Twist to Its Literary Legacy
Four Tales with a Moral and a Tease
These are not kiddy bedtime stories about spiders posing riddles or cute monkeys playing pranks. Read a different side of African fiction; delve into soft porn and hard core emotions between men and women from the "Mother Continent". Jealousy, lust, rage, revenge and betrayal are just a few of the passions on display.
Inside Fables find:
>> A Priestess who can't keep her clothes on as she plots to marry a god
>> A brother lusting for his sibling's wife-to-be, a captured white slave from the north
>> A grandmother seduces a fat merchant who is working with a demon living in the walls of every house built by humans
>> Nat Turner, trapped in limbo, has a terrible secret that involves a young girl and a boy
Controversial themes for adults that would be banned in many countries, today.
Feminism, gender rights, open religious expression and the freedom to expound upon individual beliefs are where modern African literature is rushing toward. Despite the day-to-day troubles and savage conflict in humankind's place of origin, there is tremendous wealth and mind-blowing culture available to the sons and daughters spread around the world. Ultimately, we are all African.
"Adult Fables" is merely the first drop before a shower of exciting literature to come.
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About the Author
sbattle is an AFROFuturist and visionary who believes that human history and human future is converging now, in this century, at this moment. He is a time traveler who took the long route to the present -- year by year, hour by hour. Insane Messiah was written in the 1970s but closely reflects 2012 tech. The Rage of the Mamba are what we can expect when the extraterrestrial powers protecting our world reveal themselves to us and attack our enemies. sbattle uses his literary prowess like an ancient prophet who wields a magic staff to open a narrow path that we all must follow.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
New African Fables for Adults by Stafford Levon Battle is a collection of four short stories reminiscent of the ‘old school’ way of storytelling. I don’t particularly like short stories; short stories always ends just as I am getting into them. However, Battle manages to write short stories that resonate with you long after you’ve finished reading them. In “My Brother’s Keeper”, Hemel is the younger brother, the favorite prince, the chosen one. Aarde is his older brother who believes he should be, by birth order, the heir apparent. Envy ensues. Slavery arises. This story poses the question: Is jealousy more powerful than loyalty? In “The Demon in the Wall”, the demon lives in the walls of every house built by humans. Grandmother Makhulu and Grandson Zende must endure deception, seduction, and transformation; but, will Makhulu and Zende emerge victorious? “The Legend of Shango” is the third story in the collection. Shango is a warrior prince whose one true love is Lotus Bloom. While Shango is away from the village, Lotus Bloom volunteers to marry the god. She has a plan to save the village from harm. Shango grew up challenging the authority of the god. Can Shango the warrior save Lotus Bloom, or will Lotus Bloom’s plan save them all? “Nat Turner’s Secret” is the last, and my favorite, in the collection. In this story, Abebe, an apprentice with the U.S. Park Service, and Mage, Abebe’s mentor, discover Nat Turner’s secret. With Mage’s help, can Abebe finally emancipate Nat Turner? I enjoyed New African Fables for Adults. It felt like I was sitting at the feet of the village griot while I read these short stories. I recommend this collection, and I look forward to reading more of Mr. Battle’s works.