The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014

The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto Africa will always bring

  • Title: The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014
  • Author: The Caine Prize for African Writing
  • ISBN: 9781780261744
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto, Africa will always bring something new, the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, EC Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes,The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto, Africa will always bring something new, the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, EC Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes, Binyavanga Wainaina, and many others.The 2014 collection includes the five shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers Workshop It will be published to coincide with the announcement of the award in July 2014.

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    2. (view spoiler)[Phosphorescence – a woman and her granddaughter (just attempted suicide) take a last swim on a beach that’s being demolished for the construction of new buildings. In the end it’s the granddaughter that finds a way out – 3.5*; South AfricaChicken – a young woman struggles on her own after her rich family refuses to support her because she went to university to study a discipline of her choice. Donates her eggs – 3*; GhanaThe Intervention – A young poet spends a night [...]

    3. Disappointing, really a collection of works by authors who happened to be African rather than African authors writing from an African experience. Many stories are very well written and engrossing (I especially liked "The Gonjon Pin"). But all writers here are clearly immersed in European ideals of modern literature - such as a common theme of existentialistic alienation, but fail to capture African ideals like living in spirit realms and valuing the traditions of the ancestors. So as a whole the [...]

    4. As with all collections of short stories, in my view, there are some that are better than others. And this collection is no exception. Of the Caine Prize shortlisted stories, I actually liked Billy Kahora's "The gorilla's apprentice" the best. Of the other stories, Elnathan John's "Running" and Isabella Matambanadzo's "All the parts of Mi" were most striking in my opinion, even though some might say a little predictable.

    5. As with any short story collection, there are some good stories and some I liked less. I really enjoyed Lily in the Moonlight and The Sonneteer. I liked The Gorilla's Apprentice and The Murder of Ernestine Masilo too. But overall I think it was so lovely to read a collection of stories by African authors who are clearly so talented!

    6. I would suggest the story by Violet- It was about domestic violence and apparently her cousin who was murdered by her husband. Her cousin thought she would be killed and went procatively to the police, citing the law to protect her, but the police did not take her case as urgent. I think this story would be good in a training seminar.

    7. I liked it. Not everything resonated (about 50/50), but the stories that did, did so quite a bit -- the uniqueness of those stories alone is why I'm giving the whole book 4 *s. This book caused me to look for work from more African writers. My favourite literary purchase of the year.

    8. I was not impressed with the quality of writing compared to that of the previous editions of the Caine Prize Books.

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