Under African Skies by Charles R. Larson
Modern African Stories

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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.


About Charles R. Larson

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Charles R. Larson pioneered courses in African, African-American, and Third World literature. The author of numerous critical volumes, including The Emergence of African Fiction, he teaches at American University in Washington D.C.
Published April 1, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 337 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Editor Larson offers a judicious mix of familiar figures (Amos Tutuola, Sembene Ousmane, Chinua Achebe, and Ben Okri) and less well known writers, among them Lu°s Bernardo Honwana (``Papa, Snake & I'') from Mozambique, Väronique Tadjo (``The Magician and the Girl'') from the Ivory Coast, Tijan Sa...

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