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African short stories

Author: Chinua Achebe; Catherine Lynette Innes
Publisher: London : Heinemann Educational Publishers, ©1987.
Series: African writers series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Anthologies
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Achebe; Catherine Lynette Innes
ISBN: 0435905368 9780435905361 0435905376 9780435905378 0435902709 9780435902704
OCLC Number: 15550149
Description: xvi, 159 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The false prophet / Sembene Ousmane --
Certain winds from the south / Ama Ata Aidoo --
The apprentice / Odun Balogun --
The will of Allah / David Owoyele --
Civil peace / Chinua Achebe --
The gentlemen of the jungle / Jomo Kenyatta --
The green leaves / Grace Ogot --
Bossy / Abdulrazak Gurnah --
The spider's web / Leonard Kibera --
Minutes of glory / Ngugi wa Thiongo̓ --
An incident in the Ghobashi household / Alifa Rifaat --
A handful of dates / Tayeb Salih --
A conversation from the third floor / Mohamed El-Bisatie --
Papa, Snake & I / B.L. Honwana --
The bridegroom / Nadine Gordimer --
The betrayal / Ahmed Essop --
Protista / Dambudzo Marechera --
The coffee-cart girl / Ezekiel Mphahlele --
Snapshots of a wedding / Bessie Head --
Reflections in a cell / Mafika Gwala.
Series Title: African writers series.
Other Titles: Twenty short stories from across the continent
Responsibility: selected and edited by Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes.

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