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Other voices, other vistas : short stories from Africa, China, India, Japan, and Latin America
Solomon, Barbara H.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Signet Classic, 2002.

Physical Description:
478 pages ; 18 cm
[Pt. I.] African stories. Civil peace / Chinua Achebe -- African emergent / Nadine Gordimer -- The collector of treasures / Bessie Head -- Who will stop the dark? / Charles Mungoshi -- A meeting in the dark / Ngugi wa Thiong'o -- Selected African anthologies -- [pt. II.] Chinese stories. The destination / Wang Anyi -- Sketches from the "Cattle shed" / Ding Ling -- Kite streamers / Wang Meng -- Regarding the problem of newborn piglets in winter / Chen Rong -- The man from a peddlers' family / Lu Wenfu -- Selected Chinese anthologies -- [pt. III.] Indian stories. Pigeons at daybreak / Anita Desai --Dhowli / Mahasweta Devi -- The interview / Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -- A horse and two goats / R.K. Narayan -- The wog / Khushwant Singh -- Selected Indian anthologies -- [pt. IV.] Japanese stories. The magic chalk / Kōbō Abe -- The tomoshibi / Sawako Ariyoshi -- The moon on the water / Yasunari Kawabata -- Act of worship / Yukio Mishima -- The silent traders / Yūko Tsushima -- Selected Japanese anthologies -- [pt. V.] Latin American stories. Clarisa / Isabel Allende -- The book of sand / Jorge Luis Borges -- The cost of living / Carlos Fuentes -- Death constant beyond love / Gabriel García Marquez -- Papito's story / Luisa Valenzuela -- Selected Latin American anthologies.
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This collection of contemporary multi-cultural fiction includes stories by: Bessie Head * Charles Mungoshi * Ngugi wa Thiong'o * Wang Anyi * Ding Ling * Wang Meng * Chen Rong * Lu Wenfu * Anita Desai * Mahasweta Devi * Ruth Prawer Jhabvala * R. K. Narayan * Khushwant Singh * Kobo Abe * Sawako Ariyoshi * Yasunari Kawabata * Yukio Mishima * Yuko Tsushima * Carlos Fuentes * Luisa Valenzuela * Nadine Gordimer * Isabel Allende

Author Notes

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe was born on November 16, 1930 in Ogidi, Nigeria. He studied English, history and theology at University College in Ibadan from 1948 to 1953. After receiving a second-class degree, he taught for a while before joining the Nigeria Broadcasting Service in 1954.

He was working as a broadcaster when he wrote his first two novels, and then quit working to devote himself to writing full time. Unfortunately his literary career was cut short by the Nigerian Civil War. During this time he supported the ill-fated Biafrian cause and served abroad as a diplomat. He and his family narrowly escaped assassination. After the civil war, he abandoned fiction for a period in favor of essays, short stories, and poetry.

His works include Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, No Longer at Ease, A Man of the People, Anthills of the Savannah, and There Was a Country. He also wrote four children's books including Chike and the River and How the Leopard Got His Claws. In 2007, he won the Man Booker International Prize for his "overall contribution to fiction on the world stage." He also worked as a professor of literature in Nigeria and the United States. He died following a brief illness on March 21, 2013 at the age of 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)