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Kwani? 06: African Fiction Omnibus (Kwani? Journal #6)

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Kwani? 06, is an anthology of short fiction and poetry by Kenyan And African writers born after September 1978. Farah Aideed Goes To Gulf War by Mehul Gohil is a dystopic paean that explodes our obsessions with mono-Kenyan identity and binary understanding of Nairobi (Nairobbery vs Green City In The Sun) into a huge chessboard patchwork of lives. The runners up and second ...more
Paperback, First Impression, 525 pages
Published 2010 by Kwani Trust
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Moses Kilolo
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
There is some serious talent in Kenya, and pretty young for that matter. and you only need to read Kwani 6 to see that. In it you will find poetry, lots, and lots of brilliant short stories from here as well as from other African writers.
Esther Neema Mumo
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had had such a great crave to read great Africa short stories. This is after introduction to short stories through Encounters from Africa. This book has brought about that great satisfaction I was longing for. I like most of the stories whilst I looooooved others.

My favourite being SEVEN YELLOW BRASSIERE FOR FRIED EGGS- BY TESIRO DORE. I thought that was awesomely hilarious. He marries his words with sarcasm, which is absolutely amazingly humerous.

He says on his first page "First I am not stud
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Kairo Kimende
Aug 15, 2013 rated it liked it
If you are looking for African writing that is not seen through the eyes of Ngugi wa Thiongo, Soyinka, Achebe, Grace Ogot, Naguib Mahfouz and their likes; If you want something fresh and new from Africa; If you are tired of themes such as colonialism; this is the book you are looking for. These young contemporaries are the embodiment of Africa's second generation literature. I give Mehul Gohil 5 stars for Bass Weejuns on tiptoes because I still read it, 4 stars to his Farah Aideed, 4 stars to a ...more
Corvinus Maximilus
Jun 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People who enjoy African writing.
Shelves: africa
I liked about 70% of the stories...most of them were self-indulgent, smacked of self-importance. We need our own truths as Africans.
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Kwani? Journal (8 books)
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