Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Speaking for the Generations: An Anthology of Contemporary African Short Stories

Once again a new anthology has been published. Yes, African literature is on the rise and we hope that this momentum would be maintained. The names alone speak for itself, for the future of African writing is secure and safe. 

This is a forty-eight-story anthology by 15 African writers. This anthology aims to represent the best of contemporary African short stories written in English. Some of the writers are Benjamin Kwakye, Tijan Sallah, Zahra Ramij, Freddy Macha, Arja Salafranca, Odun Balogun, Tanure Ojaide, Jackee Budesta Batanda, Lola Shoneyin, Mohamed Said Raihani and Omar Akikli. The younger generation has also been represented and these include Kondwani Kamiyala, Ayobami Adebayo, Prince Mensah, Dipita Kwa, and Khadija El Younossi.

The anthology was edited by Dike Okoro, who is a Professor of English and World Literature at the Olive-Harvey College.

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