Under African Skies: Modern African Stories by Charles R. Larson
This collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers, such as Chinua Achebe, Bessie Head and Wole Soyinka. It also includes a new generation of writers such as Ben Okri, Veronique Tadjo and Ken Saro-Wiwa, and a number of promising but currently unpublished new writers. Originally written in English, Portuguese and French, these stories illustrate the immense diversity of African literature. This groundbreaking collection brings together a fantastic range of work, all of which makes clear the vitality and brilliance of writing from the African continent. It will be welcomed by an ever-increasing audience hungry for multi-cultural voices.