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Seventh Street Alchemy

Author : Brian Chikwava
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The 2004 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Brian Chikwava's "Seventh Street Alchemy" is featured alongside shortlisted stories from 2004, compositions from the Caine Prize's March 2005 Workshop for African Writers, and Charles Mungoshi's previously unpublished "Letter from a Friend" in this inspired collection of work from some of Africa's most promising young and new writers.

Writing Still

Author : Staunton, Irene
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2004 Caine Prize was awarded to the short story Seventh Street Alchemy by Brian Chikawava. The story is in this anthology, Writing Still. The Caine Prize for African creative writing is awarded annually. The prize is named after the late Sir Michael Caine, former Booker Prize chairman. The history of Zimbabwe has always been reflected in its oral and written literature. Much of the serious fiction written in the 1980s and early 1990s focused on the effects of Zimbabwe’s war of liberation. Little has yet been written about post-independence Zimbabwe and the complex and challenging issues that have arisen in the last twenty years. This anthology of twenty-two short stories provides a representative sample of the range and quality of writing in Zimbabwe at the turn of the century, and an impressionistic reflection of the years since independence in 1980. Included are stories by established writers Shimmer Chinodya, Charles Mungoshi, Brian Chikwava; and some younger or less established writers, Clement Chihota, Wonder Guchu, Chiedza Musengezi, Mary Ndlovu, Vivienne Ndlovu and Stanley Nyamfukudza. The collection also reflects a slightly broader perspective with stories by Alexandra Fuller, Derek Huggins, Pat Brickhill and Chris Wilson, who engage with historical memory of the conflicts out of which Zimbabwe arose, and the lessons to be drawn from living within a culture other than one’s own. Overall, the anthology reaffirms the persistent value attached to imaginative writing in Zimbabwe, and illustrates that the country’s literary tradition is alive and well, and reshaping itself for new times.

10 Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

Author : The Caine Prize for African Writing
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Celebrating ten years of the leading literary prize for African fiction (dubbed "The African Booker"), 10 Years of the Caine Prize brings together the ten winning stories along with a story each from the four African winners of the Booker Prize: Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Ben Okri. The ten winners: Leila Aboulela for The Museum Helon Habila for Love Poems Binyavanga Wainaina for Discovering Home Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor for Weight of Whispers Brian Chikwava for Seventh Street Alchemy S.A. Afolabi for Monday Morning Mary Watson for Jungfrau Monica Arac de Nyeko for Jambula Tree Henrietta Rose-Innes for Poison (The tenth winner is to be announced and published in the New Internationalist in July 2009.)

Cheesecutters and Gymslips

Author : Robin Malan
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Seventh Street

Author : Don Katzman
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Women on the Move

Author : Silvia Pellicer-Ortín
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Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Feminity in Present-day Transnational Diasporic Writing explores the role of women in the current globailized era as active migrants. the authors have brought together a collection of essays from scholars in diaspora, migration and gender studies to take a look at the female experince of migration and globalization by covering topics such as vulnerability, empowerment, trauma, identity, memory, violence and gender contruction, which will continue to shape contemporary literature and the culture at large.

War in African Literature Today

Author : Ernest Emenyo̲nu
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How have African writers addressed the issue of war and its impact across the continent?

Harare North

Author : Brian Chikwava
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When he lands in Harare North, our unnamed protagonist carries nothing but a cardboard suitcase full of memories and a longing to be reunited with his childhood friend, Shingi. He ends up in Shingi's Brixton squat where the inhabitants function at various levels of desperation. Shingi struggles to find meaningful work and to meet the demands of his family back home; Tsitsi makes a living renting her baby out to women defrauding the Social Services. As our narrator struggles to make his way in 'Harare North', negotiating life outside the legal economy and battling with the weight of what he has left behind in strife-torn Zimbabwe, every expectation and preconception is turned on its head. This is the story of a stranger in a strange land - one of the thousands of illegal immigrants seeking a better life in England - with a past he is determined to hide.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

Zambezia

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Short Writings from Bulawayo

Author : Jane Morris
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Focus on Africa

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South Africa Yearbook

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The African Book Publishing Record

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The Ten Shillings and Other Stories

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Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

Author : Chris Brazier
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Celebrates 10 years of the leading literary prize for African fiction and includes work from authors for whom the prestigious prize has been a springboard for success. Helon Habila and Segun Afolabi are amongst the many notable writers featured. The anthology underlines the Caine Prize as the African Booker by including a story from each of the African Booker Prize winners: Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer and Ben Okri.

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

Author : Adrian Roscoe
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Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors' heroic efforts to keep their literary traditions alive in the face of extreme poverty and AIDS. Adrian Roscoe begins with a list of key political events. Since writers were composing within both colonial and postcolonial contexts, he pays particular attention to the nature of British colonialism, especially theories regarding its provenance and motivation. Roscoe discusses such historical figures as David Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, and Sir Harry Johnston, as well as modern power players, including Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda, and Kamuzu Banda. He also addresses efforts to create a literary-historical record from an African perspective, an account that challenges white historiographies in which the colonized was neither agent nor informer. A comprehensive alphabetical guide profiles both established and emerging authors and further illustrates issues raised in the introduction. Roscoe then concludes with a detailed bibliography recommending additional reading and sources. At the close of World War II the people of Central Africa found themselves mired in imperial fatigue and broken promises of freedom. This fueled a desire for liberation and a major surge in literary production, and in this illuminating guide Roscoe details the campaigns for social justice and political integrity, for education and economic empowerment, and for gender equity, participatory democracy, rural development, and environmental care that characterized this exciting period of development.

Kenya

Author : Daniel Branch
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On December 12, 1963, people across Kenya joyfully celebrated independence from British colonial rule, anticipating a bright future of prosperity and social justice. As the nation approaches the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, however, the people's dream remains elusive. During its first five decades Kenya has experienced assassinations, riots, coup attempts, ethnic violence, and political corruption. The ranks of the disaffected, the unemployed, and the poor have multiplied. In this authoritative and insightful account of Kenya's history from 1963 to the present day, Daniel Branch sheds new light on the nation's struggles and the complicated causes behind them.Branch describes how Kenya constructed itself as a state and how ethnicity has proved a powerful force in national politics from the start, as have disorder and violence. He explores such divisive political issues as the needs of the landless poor, international relations with Britain and with the Cold War superpowers, and the direction of economic development. Tracing an escalation of government corruption over time, the author brings his discussion to the present, paying particular attention to the rigged election of 2007, the subsequent compromise government, and Kenya's prospects as a still-evolving independent state.

American Literary Gazette and Publishers Circular

Author : Charles R. Rode
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American Literary Gazette and Publishers Circular

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