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The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014

The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 By The Caine Prize for African Writing The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto Africa will always bring

  • Title: The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014
  • Author: The Caine Prize for African Writing
  • ISBN: 9781780261744
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 By The Caine Prize for African Writing The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto, Africa will always bring something new, the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, EC Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes,The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto, Africa will always bring something new, the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, EC Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes, Binyavanga Wainaina, and many others.The 2014 collection includes the five shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers Workshop It will be published to coincide with the announcement of the award in July 2014.
    The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 By The Caine Prize for African Writing

    Many stories are very well written and engrossing I especially liked The Gonjon Pin But all writers here are clearly immersed in European ideals of modern literature such as a common theme of existentialistic alienation, but fail to capture African ideals like living in spirit realms and valuing the traditions of the ancestors. Published by amaBooks of Zimbabwe and several other publishers, The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by African writers shortlisted for the Caine Prize and from Nov , Full E book The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing Review The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted Nov , Of the twelve workshop stories, the titular The Gonjon Pin by Martin Egblewogbe Ghana and The Lifebloom Gift by Abdul Adan Somalia Kenya were a true discovery Reminiscent of the mad and irresistible story telling of such authors as the Israeli Etgar Keret or the Welsh Alex Burrett, these surreal tales made me sit up, laugh, shake my head, and marvel at the incredible Gonjon pin and other stories DLC OCoLC Material Type Document, Fiction, Internet resource Document Type Internet Resource, Computer File ISBN OCLC Number Awards The Caine Prize for African Writing Description online resource pages Contents Of the twelve workshop stories, the titular The Gonjon Pin by Martin Egblewogbe Ghana and The Lifebloom Gift by Abdul Adan Somalia Kenya were a true discovery Reminiscent of the mad and irresistible story telling of such authors as the Israeli Etgar Keret or the Welsh Alex Burrett, these surreal tales made me sit up, laugh, shake my head, and marvel at the incredible power of the genre. The gudgeon pin is typically a forged short hollow rod made of a steel alloy of high strength and hardness that may be physically separated from both the connecting rod and piston or crosshead The design of the gudgeon pin, especially in the case of small, high revving automotive engines is

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    1. Maya on said:

      view spoiler Phosphorescence a woman and her granddaughter just attempted suicide take a last swim on a beach that s being demolished for the construction of new buildings In the end it s the granddaughter that finds a way out 3.5 South AfricaChicken a young woman struggles on her own after her rich family refuses to support her because she went to university to study a discipline of her choice Donates her eggs 3 GhanaThe Intervention A young poet spends a night with his friend and other people [...]

    2. Negasi on said:

      Disappointing, really a collection of works by authors who happened to be African rather than African authors writing from an African experience Many stories are very well written and engrossing I especially liked The Gonjon Pin But all writers here are clearly immersed in European ideals of modern literature such as a common theme of existentialistic alienation, but fail to capture African ideals like living in spirit realms and valuing the traditions of the ancestors So as a whole the body of [...]

    3. Nina Chachu on said:

      As with all collections of short stories, in my view, there are some that are better than others And this collection is no exception Of the Caine Prize shortlisted stories, I actually liked Billy Kahora s The gorilla s apprentice the best Of the other stories, Elnathan John s Running and Isabella Matambanadzo s All the parts of Mi were most striking in my opinion, even though some might say a little predictable.

    4. Natsomji on said:

      As with any short story collection, there are some good stories and some I liked less I really enjoyed Lily in the Moonlight and The Sonneteer I liked The Gorilla s Apprentice and The Murder of Ernestine Masilo too But overall I think it was so lovely to read a collection of stories by African authors who are clearly so talented

    5. Suzanne Ondrus on said:

      I would suggest the story by Violet It was about domestic violence and apparently her cousin who was murdered by her husband Her cousin thought she would be killed and went procatively to the police, citing the law to protect her, but the police did not take her case as urgent I think this story would be good in a training seminar.

    6. George on said:

      I liked it Not everything resonated about 50 50 , but the stories that did, did so quite a bit the uniqueness of those stories alone is why I m giving the whole book 4 s This book caused me to look for work from African writers My favourite literary purchase of the year.

    7. Salome Ndoro on said:

      I was not impressed with the quality of writing compared to that of the previous editions of the Caine Prize Books.

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