Land Without Thunder

Short Stories

Author: Grace Ogot

Publisher: East African Publishers


Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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Land Without Thunder is Grace Ogot's first collection of short stories. Her live feeling for the macabre and the fatalistic is reminiscent of the tragedy in her first full-length work, The Promised Land (1966). The stories in the collection are vividly told in a captivating and fast moving narrative.

The Promised Land

Author: Grace Ogot

Publisher: East African Publishers


Category: Kenya

Page: 204

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A young farmer and his wife who have migrated to Tanzania from Kenya become embroiled in issues of personal jealousy and materialism, and a melodramatic tale of tribal hatreds ensues. The novel explores Ogot's concept of the ideal African wife: obedient and submissive to her husband; family and community orientated; and committed to non-materialist goals. The style is distinctively ironic giving the story power and relevance. Grace Ogot has been employed in diverse occupations as a novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, politician, and representative to the UN. Some of her other works include The Island of Tears (1980), the short story collection Land Without Thunder (1988), The Strange Bride (1989) and The Other Woman (1992). The Promised Land was originally published in 1966, and has since been reprinted five times.

The High Flier and Other Stories

Author: Omuteche, Jairus

Publisher: East African Educational Publishers


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 182

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The High Flier and Other Stories is a collection of twelve exciting short stories from across Africa. The collection focuses on pertinent issues which touch on social, economic and political aspects of life such as the place of the African girl child, personal relationships in a changing cultural universe, female exploitation and choice, interracial relationships, HIV and AIDS, political disillusionment and betrayal, prison life, and disability. The stories provide insight into the issues that dominate contemporary debates in Africa from some the continents most well-known writers such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Grace Ogot, Chiedza Musengezi, Seam O’Toole, Chika Unigwe, Mildred Kiconco Barya, Mzana Mthimkhulu, Leila Aboulela, Alex la Guma, Vivienne Ndlovu and Leteipa ole Sunkuli.

Black Writers

A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors

Author: Sharon Malinowski

Publisher: Gale Cengage


Category: African Americans

Page: 721

View: 906

This text presents comprehensive coverage of more than 400 of the most-studied black authors from the Harlem Renaissance, social and political activitists and foreign black writers of interest to American Audiences.

Afrikaans Literature

Recollection, Redefinition, Restitution : Papers Held at the 7th Conference on South African Literature at the Protestant Academy, Bad Boll

Author: Robert Kriger

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The Weekly Review




Category: International economic relations


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Twentieth-century Caribbean and Black African Writers

Second series

Author: James Hardin

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 443

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Essays on the post-colonial Anglophone writers from Africa and the Caribbean and their works.

Modern Kenya

Social Issues and Perspectives

Author: Mary Ann Watson

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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This volume is divided into three main themes: social issues as reflected in politics, economics, and the environment; social issues as reflected in drama, art, and literature; social issues as reflected in daily living.


Interviews with East African Writers, Publishers, Editors, and Scholars

Author: Bernth Lindfors



Category: Africa, East

Page: 179

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Bibliography of African Women Writers and Journalists

Ancient Egypt-1984

Author: Brenda F. Berrian

Publisher: Three Continents


Category: Reference

Page: 279

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This work offers references for 30 categories of African literature, including folklore, fiction, poetry, book reviews, journalistic essays, and interviews. More than 4000 entries cover oral and written forms that date from ancient Egypt to the present.

Stories from Africa

Voices and Themes of African Cultures

Author: Madhu Bhinda



Category: Africa

Page: 152

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This volume is part of the Longman Imprint Books series of fiction and non-fiction writing. The series features writers from a range of centuries and cultures and each book has additional study materials for speaking, listening, reading and writing.

An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction

Author: Dean R. Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 925

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Focusing on short stories from both the former British colonies and Great Britain itself, An Anthology of Colonial and Postcolonial Short Fiction presents a fascinating cross-section of writing in English, a literature politicized by the experience of colonization. Great short stories from Ireland, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand demonstrate the diversity of the postcolonial experience around the world from the late nineteenth century to the present. Also including rich background materials and thorough explanatory footnotes to help students read these stories with an informed eye, this anthology is a must for any student interested in world literature in general and postcolonial literature in particular. Book jacket.

African Authors

A Companion to Black African Writing

Author: Donald E. Herdeck





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