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Bequeathing an enduring tenet for the creative enterprise, African Short Stories vol 2 boldly seeks to upturn the status quo by the art of narration. Whether they are stories of the whistle blower estranged and yet sounding the warning for heaven and earth to hear, or a ragtag army fleeing in the wake of a monstrous reptilian onslaught upon her peace, there pervades a sense of ultimate victory in this collection. We can feel the gentle kick of a baby in the womb of a maiden in desperation, or we can muse at the two adolescent genii on the trail of their dreams from the sunset of mutual deceit into the daylight of true becoming. Victory is laid out in that awesome kindness of a total stranger which affirms the divinity latent in even our most harrowing existence. With thirty five stories in two parts these literary experiments compel attention to the courageous hearts and minds that brighten the African universe of narration. Their vibrant notes coming from all corners of north, west, east and south fill us with encouragement and optimism for the contemporary short fiction in Africa.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. Foreword to vol. 2
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 13-14
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  1. Part 1
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. Swords Arise!
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 17-24
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  1. Ragtag Army
  2. David Mikailu
  3. pp. 25-32
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  1. Corps Members’ Strike
  2. Augustine Aikoriogie
  3. pp. 33-44
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  1. The Almajiri
  2. David Mikailu
  3. pp. 45-56
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  1. The Pains of War
  2. Emmanuel Ugokwe
  3. pp. 57-62
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  1. Sacred Murder
  2. Chudwin Godwin Ebuka
  3. pp. 63-69
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  1. New Guns in Town
  2. David Mikailu
  3. pp. 70-75
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  1. Nap for President
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 76-82
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  1. Down the Bend
  2. David Mikailu
  3. pp. 83-87
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  1. Sacred Murder (II)
  2. Chudwin Godwin Ebuka
  3. pp. 88-95
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  1. From Behind the Scene
  2. Augustine Aikoriogie
  3. pp. 96-108
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  1. Return to Koloko
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 109-116
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  1. Part 2
  2. pp. 117-118
  1. May Day! May Day!
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 119-125
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  1. In Love
  2. Mohamed Saȉd Raȉhani
  3. pp. 126-127
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  1. Feast
  2. Mohamed Saȉd Raȉhani
  3. pp. 128-130
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  1. The Regents of Opossa-motto
  2. NN Dzenchuo
  3. pp. 131-140
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  1. The Book Club
  2. Charmaine Pauls
  3. pp. 141-157
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  1. The Beaded Necklace
  2. Wayne Owino Otieno
  3. pp. 158-164
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  1. Dancing Party
  2. Mohamed Saȉd Raȉhani
  3. pp. 165-168
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  1. Rabbit Man
  2. Mohamed Saȉd Raȉhani
  3. pp. 169-172
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  1. Identity
  2. Mohamed Saȉd Raȉhani
  3. pp. 173-177
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  1. The Regents of Epossa-motto (II)
  2. NN Dzenchuo
  3. pp. 178-188
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  1. The Book Club (II)
  2. Charmaine Pauls
  3. pp. 189-210
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  1. The Beaded Necklace (II)
  2. Wayne Owino Otieno
  3. pp. 211-216
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  1. The Ministers
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 217-220
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  1. A Pleasant Routine
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 221-224
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  1. Virtual Love
  2. Charmaine Pauls
  3. pp. 225-244
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  1. Money, the least of his worries
  2. Hilda Gathanga
  3. pp. 245-249
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  1. My Burial
  2. Mary-Jane Okeke
  3. pp. 250-258
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  1. Virtual Love (II)
  2. Charmaine Pauls
  3. pp. 259-276
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  1. An Endless Shore
  2. NN Dzenchuo
  3. pp. 277-279
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  1. Midnight Marauders
  2. Hilary Frank-Ito
  3. pp. 280-282
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  1. The Apostles
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  3. pp. 283-287
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  1. Strange Turn
  2. Hilda Gathanga
  3. pp. 288-297
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  1. Village Meeting
  2. Chin Ce
  3. pp. 298-306
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 307-308
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  1. About the Editor
  2. pp. 309-312
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789783703698
Related ISBN
9789783603585
MARC Record
OCLC
930443958
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2015-11-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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