The Granta Book of the African Short Story - Granta Anthologies

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Publisher's Synopsis

Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent, from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya. Helon Habila focuses on younger, newer writers - contrasted with some of their older, more established peers - to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa. These writers are characterized by their engagement with the wider world and the opportunities offered by the end of apartheid, the end of civil wars and dictatorships, and the possibilities of free movement. Their work is inspired by travel and exile. They are liberated, global and expansive. As Dambudzo Marechera wrote: 'If you're a writer for a specific nation or specific race, then f*** you." These are the stories of a new Africa, punchy, self-confident and defiant. Includes stories by: 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner Abdulrazak Gurnah; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Fatou Diome; Aminatta Forna; Manuel Rui; Patrice Nganang; Leila Aboulela; Zo� Wicomb; Alaa Al Aswany; Doreen Baingana; E.C. Osondu.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847083333
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.010896
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 272g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 31mm