Saturday, January 21, 2006

granta 92 - view from africa

The current issue of Granta Magazine of New Writing is no.92 and focuses on the African continent. Titled ' The View From Africa', it includes new fiction from:

Segun Afolabi - Gifted, about a woman's escape with her two children from an abusive husband and loneliness in Japan... and her touching friendship with a Japanese man in her building;

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - The Master, narrated by the houseboy of a teacher - is an extract from her novel-in-progress, Half of a Yellow Sun.

Binyavanga Wainaina has written a satirical essay, sending up European 'experts' on Africa, in How To Write About Africa.

There is non-fiction by Adewale Maja-Pierce. Legacies is about his conflicted relationship with his father and his experience of growing up mixed-race, between parents, countries and cultures.

Other contributors include Kwame Dawes, Helon Habila and Moses Isegawa. A review of the current edition is in today's UK Guardian.


Blogger Teju Cole said...

I love Granta. It's my favorite magazine and one of my dreams is to someday be published in their pages. Yes, the New Yorker has a wider reach, the LRB and TLS have a posher pedigree, but it's Granta I would take with me to a desert island.

Let's hope dreams come true!

2:52 pm, January 25, 2006  

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