The Heinemann book of contemporary African short stories / edited by Chinua Achebe and C.L. Innes

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Subjects: Short stories, African (English)
Africa--Social life and customs--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1992
Series: African writers series
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: viii, 200 p. ; 20 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Southern Africa
The prophetess / Njabulo S. Ndebele 8
Amnesty / Nadine Gordimer 25
Wake... / Lindiwe Mabuza 33
A wasted land / Daniel Mandishona 57
The birds of God / Mia Couto 67
Central Africa
The rubbish dump / Steve Chimombo 72
The man / E. B. Dongala 81
East Africa
Cages / Abdulrazak Gurnah 87
Government by magic spell / Saida Nagi-Dirie Herzi 94
A night out / Tololwa Marti Mollel 100
On the market day / Kyalo Mativo 104
Leaving / M. G. Vassanji 114
Northern Africa
The foreigner, sister of the foreign woman / Assia Djebar 121
Road block / Jamal Mahjoub 129
West Africa
Converging city / Ben Okri 134
The hotel / Adewale Maja-Pearce 146
The housegirl / Okey Chigbo 149
The miracle / Ba'bila Mutia 165
Weaverdom / Tijan M. Sallah 179
Vacancy for the post of Jesus Christ / Kojo Laing 185
Biographical notes 197
Alternate Titles: Contemporary African writers
Additional Authors: Achebe, Chinua
Innes, Catherine Lynette
Notes: LCCN: 93106811
ISBN: 043590566X :£6.99 ($9.95 US)
Spine title: Contemporary African writers
Contents: The prophetess / Njabalo S. Ndebele -- Amnesty / Nadine Gordimer -- Wake... / Lindiwe Mabuza -- A wasted land / Daniel Mandishona -- The birds of God / Mia Couto -- The rubbish dump / Steve Chimombo -- The man / E.B. Dongala -- Cages / Abdulrazak Gurnah -- Government by magic spell / Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi -- A night out / Tololwa Marti Mollel -- On the market day / Kyalo Mativo -- Leaving / M.G. Vassanji -- The foreigner, sister of the foreign woman / Assia Djebar -- Road block / Jamal Mahjoub -- Converging city / Ben Okri -- The hotel / Adewale Maja-Pearce -- The housegirl / Okey Chigbo -- The miracle / Ba'bila Mutia -- Weaverdom / Tijan M. Sallah -- Vacancy for the post of Jesus Christ / Kojo Laing
OCLC Number: 28218317
ISBN/ISSN: 043590566X