African Short Stories

African Short Stories

Chinua Achebe C.L. Innes / Oct 14, 2019

African Short Stories This anthology of stories are from all over Africa grouped geographically into four different sections West East North and Southern Africa

  • Title: African Short Stories
  • Author: Chinua Achebe C.L. Innes
  • ISBN: 9780435905361
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • This anthology of 20 stories are from all over Africa, grouped geographically into four different sections West, East, North and Southern Africa.

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      • Chinua Achebe C.L. Innes

        Chinua Achebe was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart 1958 , which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by Christian parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies He became fascinated with world religions and traditional African cultures, and began writing stories as a university student After graduation, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and soon moved to the metropolis of Lagos He gained worldwide attention for Things Fall Apart in the late 1950s his later novels include No Longer at Ease 1960 , Arrow of God 1964 , A Man of the People 1966 , and Anthills of the Savannah 1987 Achebe writes his novels in English and has defended the use of English, a language of colonizers , in African literature In 1975, his lecture An Image of Africa Racism in Conrad s Heart of Darkness became the focus of controversy, for its criticism of Joseph Conrad as a bloody racist.When the region of Biafra broke away from Nigeria in 1967, Achebe became a devoted supporter of Biafran independence and served as ambassador for the people of the new nation The war ravaged the populace, and as starvation and violence took its toll, he appealed to the people of Europe and the Americas for aid When the Nigerian government retook the region in 1970, he involved himself in political parties but soon resigned due to frustration over the corruption and elitism he witnessed He lived in the United States for several years in the 1970s, and returned to the U.S in 1990 after a car accident left him partially disabled.Achebe s novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of values during and after the colonial era His style relied heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory He also published a number of short stories, children s books, and essay collections He became the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.Achebe died at age 82 following a brief illness.


    681 Comments

    1. For an African Short stories compilation more diversity should have been included. I enjoyed some of the stories while others like Jomo Kenyatta's felt a little bit out of place even though it tells the colonial story. It definitely assures you of the legendary writers like Ngugi and Chinua and introduces you to more writers who all do a pretty good job of show casing Africa's culture and cultural growth or lack thereof it.



    2. This collection of stories was chosen by instructor for world literature II, it was a great choice. Providing a excellent insight on the literary culture of the African people in more recent years. The stories themselves reflected in to the past as well. We see excellent reflections and allegories to the colonial and sociopolitical situations in the African continent. Up until more recent decades Africa was under direct influence of colonization by several European nations, the initial influence [...]


    3. This is really good to read, but there are some problems. I found the stories of greatly varying quality. Some show maturity and grasp of the craft : Balogun's 'The Apprentice' and Gordimer's 'The Bridegroom' among the best of them, though 'Minutes of Glory' by Ngugi wa Thiong'o is also very good. Achebe's craft is also very apparent. I also don't think this collection is as impressive in scope as the one by Helon Habila The Granta Book of the African Short Story or as good as even the more loca [...]


    4. 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. Also the story of Wanjiru also had a sad impulse on how she lived a life of loneliness and had to work in a bar to support her own life and maybe find her life partner sine she couldn't attract men because of her color and structure


    5. I chose this collection for a World Lit course I'm teaching this semester because it had a good mix of writers I was already familiar with and a few that were new to me. The highlights included Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's devastating "Minutes of Glory," Nadine Gordimer's pitch-perfect "The Bridegroom," and Dambudzo Marechera's "Protista," a dirty little fever dream of a story that proves South America has no monopoly on magic realism.


    6. There were some excellent stories in this book but ultimately the inconsistency with the level of the different stories annoyed me. I was disappointed with how amateur some of the stories were.Albeit I appreciate the categorization by region, it was hard to focus when the themes in each region were so different.My favourite stories were from Achebe, Owoyele and Kenyatta. Brilliant stuff.


    7. It is hard for me to rate this book because I found the collection so uneven. Some stories are among the best I've ever read: Odun Balogun's "The Apprentice," and "Minutes of Glory" by Ngugiwa Thiong'o, Other favorites: Jomo Kenyatta's "The Gentlemen of the Jungle," Nadine Gordimer's "The Bridegroom," and Chinua Achebe's "Civil Peace."


    8. This was a wonderful collection of stories. They were well written and showed a wide range of perspectives. It is fun to see the similarities and differences of styles of authors from different regions of Africa. I definitely recommend this collection of stories fro anyone.


    9. A good sampling of African writing illustrating the great variety of voices, cultures, religions and beliefs found on the continent.


    10. A standard collection, representative of regional Africa of a certain time period. Some of the stories are very short, 4 pages, but usually have a punch to them.



    11. Interesting and fresh perspectives from a great variety of African writers. Their individual voices are very much alive. This little book is something special.


    12. I bought the wrong books for a college class and ended up with this one. I liked some of the stories okay, but I could have benefited from a conversation about this book with a professor and other students. I felt like I missed something with most of these stories.


    13. I enjoyed the variety of stories from this book. Need to read more books to get a better idea of styles as there seemed such a diversity in styles by region.


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