Short stories by African American authors
edited by Asha Kanwar, (Fiction Short Stories Kanwa.A)
This collection of brings together an unprecedented range of beautifully crafted short stories by women that span a century and a half of African American literary tradition. The writers included here, both the famous and the less well-known, together represent the remarkable diversity of African American women's writing across class, culture and time.
edited by Gloria Naylor (Fiction Short Stories Naylo.G)
Gathering together the most gifted black writers of our time - from 1967 to 1995- Naylor has assembled a rich and varied collection of stories. The portrait that emerges of the African-American experience in the post-Civil Rights era is stirring, compelling, sometimes disturbing, and certainly provocative. Naylor has arranged the stories thematically so the reader focuses on a particular subject - slavery, for example, or the family. From a young woman's struggles with her barren faith in Alice Walker's lyrical "The Diary of an African Nun" to an innocent man's involvement in a horrifying act of violence in Ann Petry's "The Witness", they are, as Naylor states in her introduction, "examples of affirmation: of memory, of history, of family, of being".
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Celebrates the incredibly rich and diverse literary tradition of Africa with 24 stories
spanning the continent, from Nigeria to South Africa. Reflecting a continent with a tragic history, An African Quilt depicts a place where everyday life is extraordinary, and the continent’s history changes what it means to be a woman, an employee, a couple, a passerby, and, of course, a citizen. Revealed through the backdrop of postcolonial Africa, the struggles within these stories resonate beyond their context and appeal to every reader’s sense of what it means to be human.