African Short Stories

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Chinua Achebe, Catherine Lynette Innes
Heinemann, 1987 - Literary Collections - 159 pages
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This anthology of 20 stories are from all over Africa, grouped geographically into four different sections - West, East, North and Southern Africa.

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User Review  - Karin - Goodreads

This was a wonderful collection of stories. They were well written and showed a wide range of perspectives. It is fun to see the similarities and differences of styles of authors from different regions of Africa. I definitely recommend this collection of stories fro anyone. Read full review

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User Review  - Asha Mohammed - Goodreads

For an African Short stories compilation more diversity should have been included. I enjoyed some of the stories while others like Jomo Kenyatta's felt a little bit out of place even though it tells ... Read full review


The Apprentice Odun Balogm
The Will of Allah David Qwojtlt
The Gentlemen of the Jungle Joma Kmjatta
The Spiders Web Leonard Kitera
Minutes of Glory Jfgugi wa Tkitmgo
An Incident in the Ghobashi Household Atifa Rifaat
lrotista Dambtuko Marahera
The CofteeCart Girl Eztkid MphoMtU

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About the author (1987)

CHINUA ACHEBE was born in 1930 in the village of Ogidi in Eastern Nigeria. After studying medicine and literature at the University of Ibadan, he went to work for the Nigerian broadcasting company in Lagos. Things Fall Apart, his first novel was published in 1958. It sold over 2,000,000 copies, and has been translated into 30 languages. It was followed by No Longer at Ease, then Arrow of God (which won the first New Statesman Jock Campbell Prize), then A Man of the People (a novel dealing with post-independence Nigeria). Achebe has also written short stories and children's books, and Beware Soul Brother, a book of his poetry, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1972.Achebe has been at the Universities of Nigeria, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and among the many honours he has received are the award of a Fellowship of the Modern Language Association of America, and doctorates from the Universities of Stirling, Southampton and Kent. He followed Heinrich Boll, th

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