African Short Stories AWS B

African Short Stories AWS B

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The African Writers Series is a wide-ranging series offering your students stories, poetry, biographical writings and essays from across Africa. It includes work from nearly 40 writers from 19 different countries. During its celebrated 45 years of publishing, the series has been a vehicle for some of the most important writers Africa has produced, such as Chinua Achebe and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 159 pages
  • Heinemann
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0435905376
  • 9780435905378

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"This collection of 20 stories forms an invaluable introduction to the wealth of short fiction currently being written in Africa...Highly recommended for both African and short story collections"-Library Journal ?This collection of 20 stories forms an invaluable introduction to the wealth of short fiction currently being written in Africa...Highly recommended for both African and short story collections?-Library Journal "'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 Adhebe, Abdulrzak Gurnah as well as Ngugi, Ahmed Essop as well as Nadine Gordimer and Bessie Head.'"
World Literature Today "'There is indeed wonderful writing in the collection'."
New York Literary Supplement

"'A highly recommended book for teachers to use as an introduction (a) to the short story and (b) to Africa.'"
The Times Educational Supplement, Edward Blishen
"'...African Short Stories is a worthy showcase of recent African writing...""
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211 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 35% (74)
4 29% (61)
3 27% (57)
2 9% (18)
1 0% (1)
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