Popular African Short Story Books

Find short story books written by authors from Africa for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (27)

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A Practical Guide to Levitation : Stories by Jose Eduardo Agualusa EN

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Country: Africa / Angola flag Angola
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A luminous collection of dryly humorous stories that revel in the surreal and fantastic, from the pen of José Eduardo Agualusa, winner of the International Dublin Literary Award Perfect for readers of Haruki Murakami, Julio Cortázar, and Namwali Serpell’s The Old Drift Vividly translated into English for the first time by long-time Agualusa collaborator Daniel Hahn, the jewel-like tales gathered in this collection are an exuberant celebration of story-telling in all its various forms. On the sands of Itamaracá, an old fisherman dreams of fish: shad in the morning, when the water’s smooth and s... continue

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Addis Ababa Noir by ed. Maaza Mengiste EN

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Country: Africa / Ethiopia flag Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa is a sprawling melting pot of cultures where rich and poor live side by side in relative harmony--until they don't.

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Algo alrededor de tu cuello by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, autora ganadora del prestigioso premio Orange con su novela Medio sol amarillo, vuelve al territorio de la ficción con este volumen de cuentos, un libro que revela una voz madura crecida en la realidad de un país como Nigeria. -Edición especial limitada con prólogo de Paula Bonet- Conmovedores y profundos, estos relatos cuentan historias humanamente cercanas y geográficamente remotas: historias de mujeres que sufren lejos de su país de origen, historias de emigrantes que se encuentran a sí mismos en Amé... continue

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Autobiography of the Lower East Side : A Novel in Short Stories by Rashidah Ismaili EN

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Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
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"This well established poet makes a brilliant debut in fiction with these complex, poetically detailed, interrelated stories of Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA who converge and form an artistic community in the early 1960s in the most easterly regions of Alphabet City ." -David Henderson, author of 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky "Ismaili charts the lower East side just prior to the turbulent, revolutionary Sixties, when the influence of Leroi Jones and the Black Arts Movement signaled a cultural sea-change. Her characters persevere through desertion, loss, abandonment and betraya... continue

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Blood Feast: The Complete Short Stories of Malika Moustadraf by Malika Moustadraf AR

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
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An arabophone cult classic traces the impact of power, abuse, and illness on the body, by Morocco's foremost writer of life on the margins.

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Call and Response by Gothataone Moeng EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Botswana flag Botswana
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'A terrific collection' Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane and Love Marriage A Most Anticipated Title for Oprah Daily, Essence, BuzzFeed, The Millions and Brittle Paper Full of heart and humour, Gothataone Moeng's first collection, set between the rural village of Serowe and the thrumming capital city of Gaborone, captures a chorus of voices from a country in flux. Meet a young woman who has worn the same mourning clothes for almost a year, and a teenage girl who shies away from the room where her once vibrant aunt lies dying. Elsewhere, watch as a younger sister hides her romantic exploits from... continue


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Do You Hear in the Mountains... and Other Stories by Maïssa Bey EN

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Country: Africa / Algeria flag Algeria
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This new translation brings together two of Algerian author Maïssa Bey's important works for the first time in English. "Do You Hear in the Mountains..." is a compelling piece of autofiction in which three destinies meet dramatically on a train moving through France. We meet an Algerian refugee, whom we recognize as Bey herself. She has escaped the civil war and cannot forget her father's commitment to independence nor his death under the torture of the French soldiers. Sitting near her is a retired doctor whose military service in Algeria coincidentally took him to the same area at the time o... continue

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Don't Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella by Frieda Ekotto EN

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Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
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Don't Whisper Too Much and Bona Mbella present love stories between African women in a positive light. In presenting the emotional and romantic lives of gay African women, Ekotto addresses how female sexuality is often marked by violence, and yet is also a place for emotional connection, pleasure and agency.

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Dumba Nengue, Run for Your Life : Peasant Tales of Tragedy in Mozambique by Lina Magaia EN

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Country: Africa / Mozambique flag Mozambique
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A personal account of the horrifying effects of life caused by apartheid South African backed MNR rebels in Mozambique