THE GRANTA BOOK OF THE AFRICAN SHORT STORY

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The Granta Book Of The African Short Story

Author : Helon Habila
ISBN : 9781847084385
Genre : Fiction
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The Granta Book of the African Short Story introduces a group of African writers described by its editor, Helon Habila, as ‘the post-nationalist generation’. Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent - from Morocco to Zimbabwe, Uganda to Kenya - Habila has focused on younger, newer writers, interspersed with some of their older, more established peers, to give a fascinating picture of a new and more liberated Africa. Disdaining the narrowly nationalist and political preoccupations of previous generations, these writers are characterized by their engagement with the wider world and the opportunities offered by the internet, the end of apartheid, the end of civil wars and dictatorships, and the possibilities of free movement around the world. Many of them live outside Africa. Their work is inspired by travel and exile. They are liberated, global and expansive. As Dambudzo Marechera wrote: "If you write for a particular nation, or tribe, then f*** you." These are the stories of a new Africa, punchy, self-confident and defiant. Includes stories by: Rachida El Charni; Henrietta Rose-Innes; George Makana Clarke; Ivan Vladislavik; Mansoura Ez Eldin; Fatou Diome; Aminatta Forna; Manuel Rui; Patrice Nganang; Leila Aboulela; Zoe Wicombe; Ala Al-Aswany; Doreen Baingana; EC Osonduq
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Author : Lauren Groff
ISBN : 9786177388325
Genre : Fiction
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В центрі сюжету — життя успішного драматурга Ланселота «Лотто» і його коханої дружини Матильди, яка усе життя провела в тіні чоловіка. Дія роману розгортається у Нью-Йорку впродовж двадцяти п’яти років. Але одного дня стає зрозуміло, що самозакоханий геній Лотто — лише маріонетка в руках своєї дружини. Зовні ідеальний шлюб іде тріщинами: повага поступається місцем брехні, кохання — інтригам.
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Author : Зеді Сміт
ISBN : 9786171237667
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Writing Africa In The Short Story

Author : Ernest Emenyo̲nu
ISBN : 9781847010810
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The success of the Caine Prize for African Writing and the growth of online publishing have played key roles in putting the short story in its rightful place within the study and criticism of African literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ethics And Human Rights In Anglophone African Women S Literature

Author : Chielozona Eze
ISBN : 9783319409221
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book proposes feminist empathy as a model of interpretation in the works of contemporary Anglophone African women writers. The African woman’s body is often portrayed as having been disabled by the patriarchal and sexist structures of society. Returning to their bodies as a point of reference, rather than the postcolonial ideology of empire, contemporaryAfrican women writers demand fairness and equality. By showing how this literature deploys imaginative shifts in perspective with women experiencing unfairness, injustice, or oppression because of their gender, Chielozona Eze argues that by considering feminist empathy, discussions open up about how this literature directly addresses the systems that put them in disadvantaged positions. This book, therefore, engages a new ethical and human rights awareness in African literary and cultural discourses, highlighting the openness to reality that is compatible with African multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and increasingly cosmopolitan communities.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Novel In Africa And The Caribbean Since 1950

Author : Simon Gikandi
ISBN : 9780190628161
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why did the novel take such a long time to emerge in the colonial world? And, what cultural work did it come to perform in societies where subjects were not free and modes of social organization diverged from the European cultural centers where the novel gained its form and audience? Answering these questions and more, Volume 11, The Novel in Africa and the Caribbean since 1950 explores the institutions of cultural production that exerted influence in late colonialism, from missionary schools and metropolitan publishers to universities and small presses. How these structures provoke and respond to the literary trends and social peculiarities of Africa and the Caribbean impacts not only the writing and reading of novels in those regions, but also has a transformative effect on the novel as a global phenomenon. Together, the volume's 32 contributing experts tell a story about the close relationship between the novel and the project of decolonization, and explore the multiple ways in which novels enable readers to imagine communities beyond their own and thus made this form of literature a compelling catalyst for cultural transformation. The authors show that, even as the novel grows in Africa and the Caribbean as a mark of the elites' mastery of European form, it becomes the essential instrument for critiquing colonialism and for articulating the new horizons of cultural nationalism. Within this historical context, the volume examines works by authors such as Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, George Lamming, Jamaica Kincaid, V.S. Naipaul, Zoe Wicomb, J. M. Coetzee, and many others.
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Nineveh

Author : Henrietta Rose-Innes
ISBN : 9781910709276
Genre : Fiction
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An elegant and evocative novel about people, place – and pests – by one of South Africa’s most exciting writers. Katya Grubbs, like her father before her, deals in ‘the unlovely and unloved’. Yet in contrast to her father, she is not in the business of pest extermination, but pest relocation. Katya’s unconventional approach brings her to the attention of a property developer whose luxury estate on the fringes of Cape Town, Nineveh, remains uninhabited thanks to an infestation of mysterious insects. As Katya is drawn ever deeper into the chaotic urban wilderness of Nineveh, she must confront unwelcome intrusions from her own past.
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Contemporary African Literature In English

Author : M. Krishnan
ISBN : 9781137378330
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary African Literature in English explores the contours of representation in contemporary Anglophone African literature, drawing on a wide range of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aminatta Forna, Brian Chikwava, Ngug? wa Thiong'o, Nuruddin Farah and Chris Abani.
Category: Literary Criticism

Author : Геддон М.
ISBN : 9786171207882
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Author : Кларісе ЛІСПÉКТОР [Clarice Lispector]
ISBN : 9786177192465
Genre : Fiction
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Останній роман Кларісе Ліспектор справедливо вважають вінцем творчості однієї з найвідоміших письменниць Латинської Америки. Ніби чарівними ножицями письменниця відсікає від читача (певна річ - упередженого) думки про злидні, страх, любов і смерть. І водночас майстерно проводить його таємницями життя, залишаючи десь глибоко у душі надію на щастя. Роман складається з коротких фрагментів, що їх Ліспектор та її секретарка Ольга Бореллі ретельно збирали впродовж тривалого часу. Кларісе ще не знала тоді, що помирає, і тому нікуди не поспішала, хоча текст сповнений передчуттям близької смерті. Роман було вперше опубліковано 1977р., за два місяці до смерті авторки. У 1986р. фільм, знятий за романом, отримав приз «Срібний ведмідь» на Берлінському міжнародному кінофестивалі — за кращу жіночу роль. Бразильський Сфінкс. ... Це була богиня, вона найвизначніша письменниця бразильської літератури Лоррі Мур, NY Review of Books
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