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Best African American Fiction 2010

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Bursting with energy and innovation, the second volume in the annual anthology collects the year's best short stories by African American authors.
 
Dealing with all aspects of life from the pain of war to the warmth of family, the superb tales in Best African American Fiction 2010 are a tribute to the stunning imaginations thriving in today's African American literary comm
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by One World/Ballantine (first published 2009)
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Walter
Jun 25, 2011 Walter rated it it was ok
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I liked some of the stories (such as Edwidge Danticat's "Ghosts" and Desiree Cooper's "Night Coming"), but this anthology contained the highest ever number of stories that I started but was not interested enough in to finish.

Colin
Jan 12, 2010 Colin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was really, solidly good. I enjoyed every selection, though some were definite standouts, like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "The Headstrong Historian," "Where the Line Bleeds" by Jesmyn Ward, and "The Gangsters" by Colson Whitehead. I enjoyed that they had a separate section at the end focusing on young adult literature, all 3 choices that i really liked. My one quibble is that there were no bios for any of the authors included. Instead, there's a website you have to go to. That seemed odd. B ...more
Sherreka Burton
So, when I read the title, I'm thinking ALL the stories would be written by black people...was I wrong for thinking that? I picked this book up because it was on display for Black History Month at my local public library; I wasn't impressed. I find that there is a lack of realistic, contemporary African-American fiction that I can stomach. I really am tired of reading about how all of my people used to be slaves; I mean, I get it, we struggled. Where's the hope? Where's the I'm here in America n ...more
Titilayo
I would not say that these were among the best stories in African American Fiction. Two of them were really wonderful. Some of them were amazingly horrid. Then there is the nationality and ethnicity of some of the writers that challenges the notion that African Americans wrote these words. I expected more. There was a wide variety of styles and voices. Not a bad read.
Anna
I just began reading this book and it is good so far.
Richard
Mar 12, 2015 Richard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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