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Under African Skies Modern African Stories

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Under African Skies Modern African Stories by Larson, Charles, 9780374525507
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  • ISBN: 9780374525507 | 0374525501
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/5/1998
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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. Charles R. Lansonpioneered courses in African, African-American, and Third World literature. The author of numerous critical volumes, includingThe Emergence of African Fiction, he teaches at American University in Washington D.C. 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. "We have waited for these stories. Much like the prodigious memory of the griot,Under African Skiessings out a literary genealogy of oppression, rage, honor, and triumph in a range of voices from acerbic to lyrically buoyant."--Maxine Clair "Under African Skiesgives rich testimony to the resilience of this century's African writers. Powerful, intriguing, and essentially non-Western, these stories offer an unforgettable introduction to contemporary African literature."--National Black Review "These fictions reveal a whole new (or old) world, as complex and various as the continent from which they come.Under African Skiesshows us, in close-up, the human faces of the people whose pain we watch from a distance on the evening news."--Francine Prose,Elle "This expansive collection of modern African stories breathes with the depth, range, and variety of the continent itself."--Virginia Quarterly Review

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