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Cooked Up : Food Fiction from Around the World

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Food can bring together families, communities and cultures. It is the essence of life and yet our relationships with one another can be most fraught at the dinner table. This perpetually fascinating subject has inspired a unique collection of short fiction - including flash fiction, essay and short stories and a stoku (combination of story and haiku). It features international literary figures such as Ben Okri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Mukoma We Ngugi and emerging writers such as Krys Lee, Nikesh Shukla, Pippa Goldschmidt and Elaine Chiew.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 240g
  • New Internationalist Publications Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780262140
  • 9781780262147
  • 656,538

About Ben Okri

The authors in the anthology include Elaine Chiew, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni, Rachel J. Fenton, Diana Ferraro, Vanessa Gebbie, Pippa Goldschmidt, Sue Guiney, Patrick J. Holland, Roy Kesey, Charles Lambert, Krys Lee, Stefani Nellen, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Ben Okri, Angie Pelekidis, Susannah Rickards, and Nikesh Shukla.show more

Review quote

'A rich collection of short stories by various writers where food is a weapon or armor, an expression of deep conservatism or freedom, a metaphor for our times and much more besides.' - The Independent. 'A delectable collection, perfect for anyone who loves both food and fiction.' - Diana Henry, food writer, Sunday Telegraph. 'An international banquet of exceptional stories. A feast for the mind and the heart, I devoured this in one sitting.' - Kerry Hudson, author of Thirst. 'This slim collection makes room for the world.' - Sunjeev Sahota, author of Ours Are The Street.show more

Table of contents

Elaine Chiew: Run of the Molars. Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni: Mrs Dutta Writes A Letter. Rachel J. Fenton: Food Bank. Diana Ferraro: Ghost Eating in Buenos Aires. Vanessa Gebbie: The Salt Box, Pippi Spit Across Fox Street, Tasting Pebbles (3 x flash). Pippa Goldschmidt: One of the Ten Plagues Will Fall On This House, Potato Pancakes, Flesh and Bone (3 x flash). Sue Guiney: Mysteries and Offerings. Patrick J. Holland: All Sorrows Are Less With Bread. Roy Kesey: How Things End. Charles Lambert: The Noise, and After The Noise, The Calm. Krystyn Lee. Stefani Nellen: Oatmeal Sorbet. Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Walking the Wok. Ben Okri: The Mysterious Anxiety of Them and Us. Susannah Rickards: Unredeemed. Nikesh Shukla: How It Used To Be And How It Always Was.show more

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