Africa Inside Out

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Subtitle: Stories, Tales and Testimonies: A Time of the Writer Anthology
Author: Michael Chapman
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2012)
ISBN-10: 1869142403
ISBN-13: 9781869142407
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some light rubbing. Else an excellent copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 125
Dimensions: 22.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg


Africa Inside Out is an anthology of stories, tales, and testimonies that challenges the daily global newscast of an Africa of dictatorships, starvation, and disease.

Writers from both within and outside the continent were invited by the Time of the Writer Festival - an annual festival held in Durban, South Africa - to respond to an Africa of the now: an Africa inescapably part of contemporary world culture. In seeking to portray an Africa that goes against the stereotype, these writers pushed boldly against literary expectation. Responses range from quirky interpretations of oral tradition, to explorations of digital possibility, to experiential testimony and humorous renditions of old - and new - conundrums.

Africa Inside Out - as its title suggests - does not present the politicized version of Africa. It portrays an Africa in flux, still grappling with familiar problems, but caught up in the global drive towards reinvention and the possibilities of an unpredictable, yet interconnected, future.


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