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african short stories
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Eighteen stories from nine African countries, with famous pieces such as Achebe's Civil Peace and Ngugi's The Return as well as several fine works by less-known writers, make up this anthology. Only one woman, however, Ama Ata Aidoo, is represented; other women authors such as Flora Nwapa and Grace Ogot should surely have been included. Each story is accompanied by visually distracting line numbers, and followed by a lengthy commentary: notes on the author, plot summary, and notes and questions on the text. While students will welcome this material and the general introduction, the volume is not, as is claimed, designed ``for reading pleasure.'' Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes's recent paperback anthology African Short Stories ( LJ 2/15/85) is a better selection, without the commentary but at one fifth the price. Peter Sabor, English Dept., Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont.
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1985. Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97713052
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1985. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP13377075