World of Our Own and Other Stories: Stories from the Second FEMRITE Regional Residency for African Women Writers

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African Books Collective, 2012 - Fiction - 188 pages
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This short story collection in the outcome of the writing residency for African women writers held in Jinja, Uganda, in January 2011. Writers from across English-speaking Africa contribute stories as diverse as the continent itself, stories that explore universal concerns in acutely individual ways. Among others, an upper-class Ghanaian confronts the irony of race from a prison cell; a Zambian mourns her sister and tackles the restrictions of tradition in a surprisingly humorous way; in Tanzania, two strangers go to extremes to seek elusive health; a Ugandan housewife reflects on personal and world politics as she watches a dog fight; another Ghanaian remembers a love affair that led her into an ancestor's embrace; two Nigerians shopping in London get more than they bargained for; and in a 2011 Caine Prize nominated story by Ugandan writer Beatrice Lamwaka children cry tears of pain and happiness during an armed conflict.
 

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Contents

Butterfly Dreams
1
Colour Separation
13
Endless Distance
23
Burial Rites for Tisa
35
Leaving Oxford Street
47
A World of Our Own
61
Chasing Butterflies
79
Torpedo
85
Master Class
109
Agony in the Silence
115
Journey to Loliondo
141
As if
157
Rhythm of the Drum
169
About the Contributors
179
Back cover
191
Copyright

The Fulani
97

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