• Title: The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories
  • Author: Nadežda Obradović
  • ISBN: 9780385722407
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories showcases the most innovative writing to arise from the continent From internationally recognized authors such as Nigeria s Ben Okri to newcomer Leila Aboule
    The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories showcases the most innovative writing to arise from the continent From internationally recognized authors such as Nigeria s Ben Okri, to newcomer Leila Aboulela from Sudan, together the contributors offer compelling testimonies of life in the midst of historic upheaval Rich, dense, and topical, this collection is an indispensableThe Anchor Book of Modern African Stories showcases the most innovative writing to arise from the continent From internationally recognized authors such as Nigeria s Ben Okri, to newcomer Leila Aboulela from Sudan, together the contributors offer compelling testimonies of life in the midst of historic upheaval Rich, dense, and topical, this collection is an indispensable guide to the emerging canon of contemporary African fiction.Contributors Tayeb Salih, Henri Lop s, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Njabulo S Ndebele, Olympe Bhely Quenum, Sindiwe Magona, Charles Mungoshi, William Bloke Modisane, William Saidi, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tololwa Marti Mollel, Nnadzie F Inyama, Sembne Ousmane, Mohammed Berrada, Ali Deb, Mohamed Moulessehoul, I.N.C Aniebo, Dambudzo Marechera, Ken Lipenga, Ibrahim Abdel Megid, Ndeley Mokoso, Ken Saro Wiwa, Alifa Rifaat, Leila Aboulela, Milly Jafta, Ben Okri, Funso Aiyejina, Farida Karodia, Salwa Bakr, Gaele Sobott Mogwe, Makuchi, Hama Tuma, Ossie O Enekwe, Adewale Maja Pearce.

    One Reply to “The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories”

    1. An uneven and mostly disappointing collection, with fairly dire things to say about the African condition (the usual litany: war, AIDS, colonialism, racism, etc.), but there are a few standouts, notably Leila Aboulela's "The Museum", Abdulrazak Gurnah's "Bossy", and Adewale Maja-Pearce's "Civil War I-VII".

    2. there are some moving, lovely stories here, and unfortunately, there are a few duds. this is the first african literature i've read in years, though, so it was good to re-encounter voices from the continent again. definitely a worthwhile read.

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