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The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories

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  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: December 3, 2002
  • Price: $17.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-72240-7 (0-385-72240-0)
about this book

“The short stories assembled here resemble the art of an mbari display in the great variety and frank energy of their styles and practices. We are not expected, or indeed intended, to experience every offering with impartial, even-handed enthusiasm. But we will do well as we embark on the journey they promise, through the African terrain and cultural panorama, to leave at home our baggage of pet notions and stereotypes. And we will encounter new forms and new contents and new relationships between them.”—Chinua Achebe, from the Foreword

“Compact tales of present-day realities, joys and hardships across the continent.... In this literary score the elegance of African literature is yours to behold.” —Quarterly Black Review

“An outstanding assemblage. . . . Required reading for anyone who studies African culture and the human condition.” —Library Journal

“Fascinating and illuminating.” —Publishers Weekly

Table of Contents

Tayeb Salih A Handful of Dates (Sudan)
Henri Lopès The Advance (Congo)
Luis Bernardo Honwana Papa, Snake & I (Mozambique)
Njabulo S. Ndebele The Prophetess (South Africa)
Olympe Bhely-Quenum A Child in the Bush of Ghosts (Benin)
Sindiwe Magona It Was Easter Sunday The Day I Went to Netreg (South Africa)
Charles Mongoshi The Brother (Zimbabwe)
William (Bloke) Modisane The Dignity of Begging (South Africa)
William Saidi The Garden of Evil (Zimbabwe)
Abdulrazak Gurnah Bossy (Tanzania)
Tololwa Marti Mollel A Night Out (Tanzania)
Nnadozie F. Inyama Hot Days, Long Nights (Nigeria)
Sembène Ousmane Her Three Days (Senegal)
Mohammed Berrada A Life in Detail (Morocco)
Ali Deb The Three-Piece Suit (Tunisia)
Mohamed Moulessehoul The Wicked Tongue (Algeria)
I. N. C. Aniebo Four Dimensions (Nigeria)
Dambudzo Marechera Thought Tracks in the Snow (Zimbabwe)
Ken Lipenga Waiting for a Turn (Malawi)
Ibrahim Abdel Megid The Other City (Egypt)
Ndeley Mokoso God of Meme (Cameroon)
Ken Saro-Wiwa Africa Kills Her Sun (Nigeria)
Alifa Rifaat At the Time of the Jasmine (Egypt)
Leila Aboulela The Museum (Egypt)
Milly Jafta The Home-Coming (Namibia)
Ben Okri What the Tapster Saw (Nigeria)
Funso Aiyejina The One-Handed Hero (Nigeria)
Farida Karodia The Woman in Green (South Africa)
Salwa Bakr Thirty-one Beautiful Green Trees (Egypt)
Gaele Sobott-Mogwe Smile of Fortune (Botswana)
Makuchi Slow Poison (Cameroon)
Hama Tuma The Waldiba Story (Ethiopia)
Ossie O. Enekwe The Last Battle (Nigeria)
Adewale Maja-Pearce Civil War I-VII (Nigeria)