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Feast, Famine & Potluck

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A dazzling collection from across the African continent and diaspora – here Short Story Day Africa has assembled the best nineteen stories from their 2013 competition.

Food is at the centre of stories from authors emerging and established, blending the secular, the supernatural, the old and the new in a spectacular celebration of short fiction. Civil wars, evictions, vacati
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ebook, Smashwords, 260 pages
Published December 2013 by Short Story Day Africa (first published November 1st 2013)
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Friederike Knabe
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: african-lit, africa
The Project, Feast, Famine & Potluck, that brings together nineteen stories from African writers, established and emerging, is a great success in itself. All included stories have been long-listed for Short Story Day Africa's Feast, Famine & Potluck competition in 2012. The authors come from a range of African countries' background, namely South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Botswana, Nigeria. Like their varied backgrounds they also delve into a wide range of issues relevant to African ...more
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Recommends it for: Lovers of African stories
Recommended to Manu by: Rachel Zadok
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A dazzling collection from across the African continent and diaspora - here SHORT STORY DAY AFRICA has assembled the best nineteen stories from their 2013 competition. Food is at the centre of stories from authors emerging and established, blending the secular, the supernatural, the old and the new in a spectacular celebration of short fiction. Civil wars, evictions, vacations, feasts and romances - the stories we bring to our tables that bring us together and tear us apart.
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Katherine
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing collection of short stories from all over Africa, and really gives not only a sense of place but a sense of the different kinds of characters and individuals who populate the continent. I'm so tired of the stereotypes in fiction of African characters as gangsters, illiterates or backdrops for a safari adventure.

These stories are real, honest, and spectacular. Definitely worth reading.
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Unsung Stories
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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A number of the writers featured in this collection state social conscience, communicating across cultural barriers, as the reason they write. As a UK reader who wants literature to show me new worlds this makes this collection of short stories from across the African continent full of potential. A potential it delivers on.

From the very first line of the first story ("I had meant to summon my father only long enough to see what his head looked like, but now he was here and I did not know how to
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George
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
A number of the writers featured in this collection state social conscience, communicating across cultural barriers, as the reason they write. As a UK reader who wants literature to show me new worlds this makes this collection of short stories from across the African continent full of potential. A potential it delivers on.

From the very first line of the first story ("I had meant to summon my father only long enough to see what his head looked like, but now he was here and I did not know how to
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Nov 29, 2013 added it
'I had meant to summon my father only long enough to see what his head looked like, but now he was here and I did not know how to send him back.' - Okwiri Odour, My Father's Head

'Elihle doesn't say amen. Later, after she has choked into her tissue, they sing her favourite hymn.' - Jayne Bauling, Choke

'I had left sigh by sigh, breath by breath over the years. By the time my leaving party came, I was somewhere else entirely.' - Efemia Chela, Chicken

'Starving was a slow, painful way to go. The prob
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