Under African Skies



Spanning A Wide Geographical Range, This Collection Features Many Of The Now Prominent First Generation Of African Writers And Draws Attention To A New Generation Of Writers Powerful, Intriguing And Essentially Non Western, These Stories Will Be Welcome By An Audience Truly Ready For Multicultural Voices.Under African Skies

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Under African Skies book, this is one of the most wanted Charles R. Larson author readers around the world.

[Reading] ➵ Under African Skies  ➼ Charles R. Larson – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Under African Skies
  • Charles R. Larson
  • English
  • 23 January 2018
  • 0374525501

10 thoughts on “Under African Skies

  1. says:

    The talent of story telling is widespread in Africa Oral history is part of the makeup of the multitude of societies that have evolved in Africa over millennia Through colonial times the traditions of story telling has continued, preserving the rich culture and history of the communities Published works of African writers were small in numbers in comparison to other continents and literary training the privilege of very few With the wave of African countries independence, the situation of A The talent of story telling is widespread in Africa Oral history is part of the makeup of the multitude of societies that have evolved in Africa over millennia Through colonial times the traditions of story telling has continued, preserving the rich culture and history of the communities Published works of African writers were small in numbers in comparison to other continents and literary training the privilege of very few With the wave of African countries independence, the situation of African fiction authors did not improve much Obstacles were numerous, from political difficulties to lack of a paying audience in the African market Larson contends that the most extraordinary aspect of African literature during the last fifty years is its resilience His introduction to this collection of African short fiction of the last few decades summarizes the challenges...

  2. says:

    Charles Larson was an English professor of mine and this anthology is phenomenal I m not just saying that because he made us read it After reading this story, I enthusiastically began searching for other African writers and became enthralled in their stories.

  3. says:

    I always think one of the best ways to be introduced to new writers especially from different African countries is to read anthologies One of my long time loves has been Looking for A Rain God and Other Short Stories from Africa This anthology was longer than Looking for a Rain God 26 stories and had a grea...

  4. says:

    What a collection Even the introduction was fascinating The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka was classic I loved almost all the stories Each has something special in its own right But some I likedwere The Complete Gentleman by Amos Tutuola, which was just out there and a sort of prelude to The Palm Wine Drinkard the great Chinua Achebe s Girls At War, which takes us back to the Biafran War Veronique Tadjo s The Magician And The Girl Sindiwe Magona s I m Not Talking About Tha What a collection Even the introduction was fascinating The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka was classic I loved almost all the st...

  5. says:

    Stark, detailed and visual writing filled with anger hope courage that outweigh fear despair defeat Some are stories from tradition somehow skewed with amodern reality and others written with only today and tomorrow in mind though some tomorrows seem pretty far away Loved the geographic breadth, the various points of view, the racial, political and gender perspectives Particularly appreciated the poignant brevity of the prefatory piece by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka s Telephone Conversa Stark, detailed and visual writing filled with anger hope courage that outw...

  6. says:

    Under African Skies is a collection of short stories written by African authors The stories vary greatly in style and content, but paint a vivid picture of various African lifestyles The book includes folklore, memoir...

  7. says:

    I can t say I was very impressed by this collection of African short stories One or two were okay, but most were mediocre I was certainly expecting , as most of the authors are considered celebrated African writers.

  8. says:

    Loved this anthology I highly recommend it to every reader.

  9. says:

    Though I didn t adore all the stories in the collection, some were just phenomenal I rarely see short stories from African writers, so this was a great introduction.

  10. says:

    I read this book for an English Lit class it was ok definitely not the type of stories I m used to with some being just weird.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *