The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017

The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017

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The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing The leading African literary award known as the African Booker named after the Booker Prize founder Michael Caine Now entering its eighteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africas le

  • Title: The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017
  • Author: The Caine Prize for African Writing
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  • The leading African literary award, known as the African Booker, named after the Booker Prize founder, Michael Caine Now entering its eighteenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africas leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere This collection brings together seventeen sho The leading African literary award, known as the African Booker, named after the Booker Prize founder, Michael Caine Now entering its eighteenth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africas leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere This collection brings together seventeen short storiesthe five 2017 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the 2017 Caine Prize Writers Workshop that took place in Tanzania The collection showcases young writers who go on to publish successful novels, for instance Leila Aboulela, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Sefi Atta, Brian Chikwava and Helon Habila The shortlisted writers include Gods Children are Little Broken Things by Arinze Ifeakandu Nigeria The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away by Bushra al Fadil Sudan , translated by Max Shmookler Bush Baby by Chikodili Emelumadu Nigeria Who Will Greet You at Home by Lesley Nneka Arimah Nigeria The Virus by Magogodi oa Mphela Makhene South Africa The collection also includes stories written by the following authors at the workshop that took place in Tanzania Last years winner, Lidudumalingani South Africa , Abdul Adan Somalia Kenya , Lesley Nneka Arimah Nigeria Tendai Huchu Zimbabwe , Cheryl Ntumy Botswana Ghana , Daniel Rafiki Rwanda , Darla Rudakubana Rwanda , Agazit Abate Ethiopia Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 271 pages Published October 15th 2017 by Interlink Books More Details Original Title The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017 ISBN 1566560349 ISBN13 9781566560344 Edition Language English Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 55 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 30, 2017 Helga rated it really liked it Shelves short stories Emotionally charged, imaginative and strange short stories of some of the talented African authors flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2018 Taylor Edmonds rated it really liked it The book is a collection of short stories born from The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017, featuring talented writers from Africa and the African diaspora The collection is rich with African culture, transporting the reader to a land humming with the mythical and beautiful Superstitions thread through everyday life like modern fairy tales, forbidden love leaves your heart hurting and God is loved, cursed and celebrated.The collection opens with Who Will Greet You At Home, a mysterious tale The book is a collection of short stories born from The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017, featuring talented writers from Africa and the African diaspora The collection is rich with African culture, transporting the reader to a land humming with the mythical and beautiful Superstitions thread through everyday life like modern fairy tales, forbidden love leaves your heart hurting and God is loved, cursed and celebrated.The collection opens with Who Will Greet You At Home, a mysterious tale by Lesley Nneka Arimah exploring motherhood Ogechi, an expectant mother, creates a baby out of the scraps of hair strewn about the salon that she works in As part of tradition, expectant mothers make babies out of the strongest and most durable materials they can find, to be blessed by an elder and therefore guarantee a successful birth Ogechi s hair baby is glossy and impenetrable, striking warm maternal feelings inside her But the baby s strength comes with a never ending appetite to consume, and Ogechi struggles to keep its hunger satisfied.The story takes me back to watching Rosemary s Baby for the first time Both invert the typical idea of a blissful, loving motherhood and create something a lot sinister The idea of the unborn baby having dominance over its mother, out growing and consuming her is disturbing, which is what makes the story such an interesting read.Throughout the anthology, taboos are tested, African language is delicately threaded with English and a variety of genres are covered, from the postmodern to the mythical For example, God s Children are Little Broken Things Arinze Ifeakandu explores the love between two boys at university, An Unperson Stands on the Cracked Pavement Contemplating Being and Nothingness Tendai Huchu paints a picture of a monotonous postmodern world through existentialism and Shells modernises myth and confronts the horrors of a deteriorating memory flag Like see review Mar 26, 2018 Ceci rated it liked it I had very high hopes for this book While the first few stories are engaging, I quickly became bored with this I found myself skipping past stories when the first few paragraphs were dull or completely un engaging.This is pretty standard, in my opinion Most short story collections have a few big winners and a majority are fairly middle ground Good writing, but they are story winners meaning they mostly fit a judge s opinion of what a winning story should look like for that contest not ne I had very high hopes for this book While the first few stories are engaging, I quickly became bored with this I found myself skipping past stories when the first few paragraphs were dull or completely un engaging.This is pretty standard, in my opinion Most short story collections have a few big winners and a majority are fairly middle ground Good writing, but they are story winners meaning they mostly fit a judge s opinion of what a winning story should look like for that contest not necessarily the best or what readers would want I am very glad to be seeing African literature being featured and however, since they ve long been excluded I m hoping this collection is at the beginning of a new group of authors and works flag Like see review May 20, 2018 Rosebelle Otieno rated it liked it Overall, I liked this short story anthology comprising 16 stories 5 of them had been shortlisted for the Caine Prize of 2017 and the rest had emerged from the Caine Prize African writers workshop There was a mix of really good stories from around the content like the horror story Bush Baby, the queer themed God s Children are Little Broken Things, and the creepy Shells.I literally couldn t get through one story, An Unperson Stands on the Cracked Pavement Contemplating Being and Nothingness flag Like see review Jan 04, 2018 enyanyo rated it liked it Shelves africa, short story This was an okay collection of short stories I loved a few, liked some and gritted my teeth through others My favourite was Shells the story got my attention from the first line and held it until the last I also enjoyed the heart wrenching God s Children and Bush Baby, which reminded me of Nollywood horror films of the late 90s I wish someone would explain to me what Tendai Huchu s An Unperson is all about though I ve never been as confused by a story before flag Like see review Oct 17, 2018 Brendan rated it really liked it Shelves short stories Supernatural elements show up in a few of the stories, as well as the clash between tradition and modernity Both my favorites are from the workshop Favorites Shells Lesley Nneka Arimah Nigeria That Little House in the Village Zaka Riwa Tanzania flag Like see review Jan 06, 2019 Muyembe rated it liked it I think the best among these was Bush baby by Chikodili Emelumadu Some are quite depressing Do not read this if you are looking for sunny happy endings flag Like see review Sep 10, 2018 Daniel Hooker rated it liked it Shelves fiction There are some real standouts in here, some misses, too flag Like see review Karoline rated it it was amazing May 01, 2018 Barbara rated it liked it Mar 23, 2018 Chelsea Katharine rated it really liked it Dec 08, 2018 Apr 16, 2018 World Literature Today added it Shelves reviewed Front loaded with the 2017 Caine Prize shortlist and rounded out by selections from the prize s Tanzania workshop, the anthology consolidates the fantastic and the contemplative, yielding a medley of stories palatable for the broadest tastes Desire and self preservation pervade many of the assembled works, demonstrating the flexibility of theme regardless of genre Daniel BokemperThis book was reviewed in the Mar Apr 2018 issue of World Literature Today magazine Read the full review by vis Front loaded with the 2017 Caine Prize shortlist and rounded out by selections from the prize s Tanzania workshop, the anthology consolidates the fantastic and the contemplative, yielding a medley of stories palatable for the broadest tastes Desire and self preservation pervade many of the assembled works, demonstrating the flexibility of theme regardless of genre Daniel BokemperThis book was reviewed in the Mar Apr 2018 issue of World Literature Today magazine Read the full review by visiting our website flag Like see review Nico Scagliarini rated it liked it May 07, 2018 Emily rated it really liked it May 22, 2018 Rachel rated it it was amazing Aug 31, 2018 Sevenwaves Adi rated it really liked it Jan 01, 2019 Mira Romero rated it liked it Jan 29, 2019 Kimberley Champagne rated it really liked it Jul 31, 2018 Wendy Marube rated it really liked it Jan 16, 2019 Katie rated it really liked it Mar 13, 2018 Camille Fenton rated it liked it Jul 03, 2017 Dee Getanda rated it really liked it Feb 25, 2018 John Alan rated it really liked it Mar 04, 2018 Penny M rated it it was ok Nov 27, 2018 N rated it really liked it Oct 23, 2017 Sarah marked it as to read Jul 03, 2017 Layla Mohamed marked it as to read Jul 14, 2017 Nicole W marked it as to read Jul 24, 2017 Nadine Sophia marked it as to read Aug 13, 2017 Selen marked it as to read Aug 21, 2017 Fleet 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    1. The book is a collection of short stories born from The Caine Prize for African Writing 2017, featuring talented writers from Africa and the African diaspora The collection is rich with African culture, transporting the reader to a land humming with the mythical and beautiful Superstitions thread through everyday life like modern fairy tales, forbidden love leaves your heart hurting and God is loved, cursed and celebrated.The collection opens with Who Will Greet You At Home, a mysterious tale Th [...]


    2. I had very high hopes for this book While the first few stories are engaging, I quickly became bored with this I found myself skipping past stories when the first few paragraphs were dull or completely un engaging.This is pretty standard, in my opinion Most short story collections have a few big winners and a majority are fairly middle ground Good writing, but they are story winners meaning they mostly fit a judge s opinion of what a winning story should look like for that contest not ne I had v [...]


    3. Overall, I liked this short story anthology comprising 16 stories 5 of them had been shortlisted for the Caine Prize of 2017 and the rest had emerged from the Caine Prize African writers workshop There was a mix of really good stories from around the content like the horror story Bush Baby, the queer themed God s Children are Little Broken Things, and the creepy Shells.I literally couldn t get through one story, An Unperson Stands on the Cracked Pavement Contemplating Bei [...]


    4. This was an okay collection of short stories I loved a few, liked some and gritted my teeth through others My favourite was Shells the story got my attention from the first line and held it until the last I also enjoyed the heart wrenching God s Children and Bush Baby, which reminded me of Nollywood horror films of the late 90s I wish someone would explain to me what Tendai Huchu s An Unperson is all about though I ve never been as confused by a story before


    5. Supernatural elements show up in a few of the stories, as well as the clash between tradition and modernity Both my favorites are from the workshop Favorites Shells Lesley Nneka Arimah Nigeria That Little House in the Village Zaka Riwa Tanzania


    6. I think the best among these was Bush baby by Chikodili Emelumadu Some are quite depressing Do not read this if you are looking for sunny happy endings.


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