An African Quilt

24 Modern African Stories

Barbara H. Solomon - Editor

W. Reginald Rampone, Jr. - Editor

Barbara H. Solomon - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780451532039 | 400 pages | 31 Dec 2012 | Signet Classic | 6.49 x 4.29in | 18 - AND UP
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Encompassing many different visions of Africa, the stories in this comprehensive collection feature characters struggling to survive grinding poverty, tyrannical governments, cultural upheavals, and disintegrating relationships.
Reflecting a continent with a tragic history, An African Quilt depicts a place where even 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.
With Stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nadine Gordimer (Winner of the Nobel Prize), Bessie Head, Doris Lessing (Winner of the Nobel Prize), Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Others

The Museum by Leila Aboulela

Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe

A Private Experience by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Two Sisters by Ama Ata Aidoo

First Kiss by Doreen Baingana

Another Day at the Office by Steve Chimombo

Inkalamu’s Place by Nadine Gordimer

Cages by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Lomba by Helon Habila

Earth Love by Bessie Head

Effortless Tears by Alexander Kanengoni

Cardboard Mansions by Farida Karodia

The Lemon Orchard by Alex La Guma

The Second Hut by Doris Lessing

Mrs. Plum by Es’kia Mphahlele

Who Will Stop the Dark? by Charles Mungoshi

The Middle Door by Grace Ogot

Under New Pastoral Management by Tanure Ojaide

The Power of a Plate of Rice by Ifeoma Okoye

Voice of America by E. C. Osondu

Eighteen-Ninety-Nine by Olive Schreiner

The Suit by Can Themba

Minutes of Glory by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

N 2 by Zoe Wicomb

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