Thursday, January 28, 2010

Granta--Interview with Ngugi and Book of African Short Stories

It was really interesting to watch Ngugi W'athiongo talk about childhood, the new generation of writers and translation. He was interviewed by Granta's Deputy Editor Ellah Allfrey. Watch here. Enjoy!

The Granta Book of The African Short Story--Edited By Helon Habila and Binyavanga Wainaina
This anthology will bring together the best of the best African short stories published in the last 50 years. You are invited to recommend any great short story you have read in a collection, a magazine, online, or heard on the radio, but it has to be by an African author.

The story could be in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, or any major African language, but the final language of publication will be English. Send story title, author’s name, and any publication information you have to help us track your recommended story. Send before April 30, 2010, to: More information here.

1 comment:

  1. Talking about Ngugi W'athiongo (or James Ngugi) brings to memory his popular book, 'Weep Not Child.' I'd read a lot of books from African authors, and they are good. I will have to check which of them fall into the category of short stories.