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The Granta Book of the African Short Story free pdf 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'. Introducing 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- Rogerio Mandjate- Aminatta Forna- Igoni Barrett- Patrice Nganang- Leila Aboulela- Petina Gappah- Ala Al-Aswany- Doreen Baingana- EC Osondu

About Helon Habila

Helon Habila was born in Nigeria. He has published three novels, Waiting for an Angel (2002), Measuring Time (2007) and Oil on Water (2010). Winner of the Caine Prize 2001, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2003, Habila currently teaches Creative Writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he lives with his family.

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Author : Helon Habila
Publisher : Granta Books
Data Published : 01 September 2011
ISBN : 1847082475
EAN : 9781847082473
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 445 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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