Short story genre books (79)

Trois Femmes puissantes

Trois Femmes puissantes by Marie Ndiaye FR

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Country: Africa / Senegal flag Senegal
Recommended: 31 Jan 2023


Waiting For an Angel by Helon Habila EN

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Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
WAITING FOR AN ANGEL marks the debut of one of Africa's most promising new writers. Lomba is a young journalist living under military regime in Lagos, one of the most dangerous cities in the world. His mind is full of soul music and girls and thenovel he is writing. But his room-mate goes mad and is beaten up by soldiers, his first love is forced to marry a man she doesn't love, and his neighbours are planning a demo which is bound to incite riot and arrests. Lomba can no longer bury his head in the sand. He must write the truth about this reign of terror . . . WAITING FOR AN ANGEL captures th... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


We Are the Ocean: Selected Works by Epeli Hau‘ofa EN

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Country: Oceania / Tonga flag Tonga
Hau'ofa's essays criss-cross Oceania, creating a navigator's star chart of discussion and debate. Spurning the arcana of the intellectual establishments where he was schooled, Hau'ofa has crafted a distinctive - often lyrical, at times angry - voice that speaks directly to the people of the region and the general reader. He conveys his thoughts from diverse standpoints: university-based analyst, essayist, satirist and humorist, and practical catalyst for creativity. According to Hau'ofa, only through creative originality in all fields of endeavor can the people of Oceania hope to strengthen th... continue
Recommended: 18 Aug 2022

We Are The Water People

We Are The Water People by Troy Onyango EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Kenya flag Kenya


We Killed Mangy-Dog : & Other Stories by Luís Bernardo Honwana EN

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
A collection of stories set in Mozambique.
Recommended: 07 Sep 2022


When we cease to understand the world by Benjamin Labatut EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
SELECTED FOR BARACK OBAMA’S SUMMER READING LIST ‘A monstrous and brilliant book’ Philip Pullman ‘Wholly mesmerising and revelatory... Completely fascinating’ William Boyd Sometimes discovery brings destruction When We Cease to Understand the World shows us great minds striking out into dangerous, uncharted terrain. Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger: these are among the luminaries into whose troubled lives we are thrust as they grapple with the most profound questions of existence. They have strokes of unparalleled genius, they alienate friends and lovers... continue
Recommended: 21 Aug 2022


White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
'My God! A whole minute of bliss! Is that really so little for the whole of a man's life?' A poignant tale of love and loneliness from Russia's foremost writer. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


You Do Understand (Slovenian Literature Series) by Andrej Blatnik EN

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Country: Europe / Slovenia flag Slovenia
Partly parables, partly fairy tales, You Do Understand is a comedy of errors for a species of talkers who’ve never learned to listen. This collection of sharp, spare, occasionally absurd, cruel, touching, and yet always generous short-short fictions addresses the fundamental difficulty we have in making the people we love understand what we want and need. Demonstrating that language and intimacy are as much barriers between human beings as ways of connecting them, Andrej Blatnik here provides us with a guided tour of the slips, misunderstandings, and blind alleys we each manage to fall foul of... continue
Recommended: 03 Mar 2022

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Your ad could go here by Oksana Zabuzhko EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Recommended: 06 Dec 2022

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