The Gods Who Send Us Gifts

An Anthology of African Short Stories

 
Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Editor :
Ivor Agyeman-Duah
Contributor(s) :
Valerie Amos, Wole Soyinka
Illustration :
5.1 x 7.8
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780992843694
Pages : 256
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Overview
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This anthology marks the 55th anniversary of the historic 1962 Makerere Conference of African Literature in Uganda bringing together post-independence African writers many of whom would go on to play major roles in defining Africa’s literary history. One of them wrote; “we were amazed that fate had entrusted us with the task of interpreting a continent to the world.”

Those who gathered included the Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, JP Clark, Kofi Awoonor, Frances Ademola, Cameron Doudu, Lewis Nkosi, Dennis Brutus, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Bloke Modisane, the African American writer Langton Hughes et al.

Fifty-five years on, many have joined the ancestors but there are a few survivors who will attend the launch of this Anthology at SOAS in London on 28th October 2017.

About The Author
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Ivor Agyeman-Duah is the founder of the public organization, Centre for Intellectual Renewal in Ghana. He is the author and editor of several books including An Economic History of Ghana, Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans, which he edited with the late Peggy Appiah and her son Kwame Anthony Appiah and Pilgrims of the Night. Born in 1966 in Kumasi, he was holds MA from the University of Wales and an MSc in Economic Development from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the winner of several international awards including ‘The Distinguished Friend of Oxford 2012’ at Oxford University.

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