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Gods and soldiers : the Penguin anthology of current African writing

Author: Rob Spillman
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Mixed form : English
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Spillman
ISBN: 9780143114734 0143114735 014311473516
OCLC Number: 778234077
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" --
Jos Eduardo Agualusa (Angola): from The book of chameleons --
Southern Africa. Nonfiction. J.M. Coetzee (South Africa): "The memoirs of Breyten Breytenbach" --
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 Vladislavic (South Africa): "The whites only bench".
Responsibility: edited by Rob Spillman.

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