African Rhapsody

African Rhapsody For this collection esteemed scholar and critic Obradovic has assemble stories by the best emerging and award winning contemporary African writers stories that illuminate the realities the hardsh

  • Title: African Rhapsody
  • Author: Nadežda Obradović
  • ISBN: 9780385468169
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • For this collection, esteemed scholar and critic Obradovic has assemble 25 stories by the best emerging and award winning contemporary African writers stories that illuminate the realities, the hardships, and brief respites of modern African life Foreword by Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart.

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    1. A great anthology of 25 diverse short stories from sixteen African countries showing different cultures, traditions and lifestyles.I was particularly interested by Her three days, about polygamy and the psychological struggles of a wife waiting for her turn with her shared husband.I like how those stories were reassembled. In the preface, the editor explains that "the stories could have been arranged in several ways: alphabetically by author for example, or by geographical region". But he chose [...]

    2. a mixed bag of mostly sad talesWith the recent obituaries written at Chinua Achebe's death, with the Nobel Prizes given to Naguib Mahfouz, Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer and J.M.Coetzee and with dozens of African writers breaking into mainstream print, it can hardly be a surprise to anyone that Africa is producing good literature. AFRICAN RHAPSODY contains 25 stories written by authors from all parts of the continent, but skewed towards English-language writers. A number of stories (9) are transl [...]

    3. The book was a solid collection of short stories. I especially liked that each was introduced with enough information to be able to decide if I wanted to read more from the author. All were good, although a couple confused me. Some were more compelling than others, as is usual in a collection. It was a worthwhile window to another continent for me.

    4. good one to read if you're seeking more African writers. Some of my favorites: "The Brother" "A Handful of Dates" "The Dignity of Begging"

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