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Gods and soldiers : the Penguin anthology of contemporary African writing

Author: Rob Spillman
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Mixed form : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literature. Coming at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today. With stories from northern Arabic-speaking to southern Zulu-speaking writers, this collection conveys thirty different ways of approaching what it  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Spillman
ISBN: 9780143114734 0143114735
OCLC Number: 253634775
Description: xix, 344 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction by Robert Spillman --
West Africa: Nonfiction. Chinua Achebe (Nigeria): The African writer and the English language --
Fiction. Helon Habila (Nigeria): from Waiting for an angel --
Mohammed Neseehu Ali (Ghana): The manhood test --
Chris Abani (Nigeria): from Becoming Abigail --
E.C. Osondu (Nigeria): Voice of America --
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria): Half of a yellow sun --
Francophone Africa: Nonfiction. Patrice Nganang (Cameroon): The Senghor complex --
Fiction. Alain Mabanckou (Congo): from Broken window --
Fatou Diome (Senegal): from The belly of the Atlantic --
Boubacar Boris Diop (Senegal): from Murambi, the book of bones --
North Africa: Nonfiction. Laila Lalami (Morocco): The politics of reading fiction --
Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt): from Woman at point zero --
Mohamed Magani (Algiers): From The butcher's aesthetics --
Aziz Chouaki (Algiers): from The star of Algiers --
Leila Aboulela (Sudan): "Souvenirs" --
East Africa: Nonfiction. Binyavanga Wainaina (Kenya): from Discovering home --
Fiction. Nng'g' wa thiong'o (Kenya): from Wizard of the crow --
Doreen Baingana (Uganda): Christianity killed the cat --
Nuruddin Farah (Somalia): from Knots --
Abdourahman A. Waberi (Djibouti): from The united states of Africa --
Former Portuguese Colonies: Nonfiction. Mia Couto (Mozambique): Languages we don't know we know --
Fiction. Ondjaki (Angola): Dragonfly --
José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola): from The book of chameleons --
Southern Africa: Nonfiction. J.M. Coetzee (South Africa): from Stranger shores --
Fiction. Yvonne Vera (Zimbabwe): Dead swimmers --
Niq Mhlongo (South Africa): from Dog eat dog --
Nadine Gordimer (South Africa): "A beneficiary" --
Marlene Van Niekerk (South Africa): from Agaat --
Zakes Mda (South Africa): from Ways of dying --
Ivan Vladislavi' (South Africa): "The whites only bench."
Responsibility: edited by Rob Spillman.
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With stories from northern Arabic-speaking to southern Zulu-speaking writers, this collection of stories conveys thirty different ways of approaching what it means to be African.  Read more...

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