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The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories

Author: Chinua Achebe; Catherine Lynette Innes
Publisher: Oxford ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1992.
Series: African writers series.
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A collection of 20 stories written between 1980-1991 which deal with themes relevant to various regions of Africa.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories.
Oxford ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1992
(OCoLC)608563679
Online version:
Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories.
Oxford ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1992
(OCoLC)617191761
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chinua Achebe; Catherine Lynette Innes
ISBN: 043590566X 9780435905668
OCLC Number: 28218317
Notes: Spine title: Contemporary African writers.
Description: viii, 200 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The prophetess / Njabalo S. Ndebele --
Amnesty / Nadine Gordimer --
Wake... / Lindiwe Mabuza --
A wasted land / Daniel Mandishona --
The birds of God / Mia Couto --
The rubbish dump / Steve Chimombo --
The man / E.B. Dongala --
Cages / Abdulrazak Gurnah --
Government by magic spell / Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi --
A night out / Tololwa Marti Mollel --
On the market day / Kyalo Mativo --
Leaving / M.G. Vassanji --
The foreigner, sister of the foreign woman / Assia Djebar --
Road block / Jamal Mahjoub --
Converging city / Ben Okri --
The hotel / Adewale Maja-Pearce --
The housegirl / Okey Chigbo --
The miracle / Ba'bila Mutia --
Weaverdom / Tijan M. Sallah --
Vacancy for the post of Jesus Christ / Kojo Laing.
Series Title: African writers series.
Other Titles: Contemporary African writers.
Responsibility: edited by Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes.

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This anthology represents the talent and scope to be found in contemporary African writing. It contains both new and previously published stories by such authors as Nadine Gordimer, Ben Okri, Kojo  Read more...

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."..a fine work, and it's geographical range gives a comprehensive picture of the state of the African short story.'"World Literature Today

 
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