African short stories in English an anthology

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Short stories, African (English),
  • Africa -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statement[edited by] J. de Grandsaigne ; assistant editor, S. Nnamonu.
ContributionsGrandsaigne, Jean de., Nnamonu, S.
LC ClassificationsPR9348 .A35 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 199 p. ;
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3021737M
ISBN 10031201029X
LC Control Number85001930

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so really hard to summarize.i plan to read a few stories again soon and i will improve my /5. Its focus is on the short story, reflecting the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition”.

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this book contains very interesting short African stories which in most cases teach life lessons taking for example, the story of Nyagar teaches how greed and contempt can later backfire you in life as he ended up losing his own life because of greed/5.

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