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ePub To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011

eBook ½ To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011 Ü Paperback ã The Caine Prize for African Writing ã ❮KINDLE❯ ❄ To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize foThe 2011 collection will include the five shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop It will be published within days of the announcement of the award in July 2011 To See The Mountain and other storiesUnless I've misunderstood this is a book of two parts the first is the five shortlisted stories for the Caine Prize 2011 and the second are the resultant twelve stories from the 2011 Caine Writers' Workshop separate from the prize I'm assumingFrankly I would have preferred stories from the longlisted prize submissions The uality of the shortlisted work seemed so much better than the workshop ones as I suppose you might expect Also it didn't help the collection to present all the shortlisted ones before the others as I felt my enthusiasm wane somewhat towards the end What's needed is to give a rating for each part; I'd give the shortlist five stars and the workshop a generous threeHitting Budapest the winning story by NoViolet Bulawayo and the first in the book was by a mile my favourite for pace style and composition though I loved the almost Swiftian tale about a band of husbands seeking their wives' dead lover's secrets by process of trial and error in In The Spirit of McPhineas Lata Lauri Kubuitsile The Mistress's Dog David Medalie is also a fun and clever shortThough there is the expected plots and vehicles you would expect from a literature prize specifically and explicitly about Africa I can't say I had a sense of Africa the place or what it is to be African after reading these stories A lot of them could have been set anywhere and one or two had plots uncomfortably close to obvious western counterpartsAll told it's worth reading for the five shortlisted stories Some of the others aren't so bad but as I say I wonder what happened to the ones that didn't uite make the prize shortlist

To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011The 2011 collection will include the five shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers' Workshop It will be published within days of the announcement of the award in July 2011 To See The Mountain and other storiesUnless I've misunderstood this is a book of two parts the first is the five shortlisted stories for the Caine Prize 2011 and the second are the resultant twelve stories from the 2011 Caine Writers' Workshop separate from the prize I'm assumingFrankly I would have preferred stories from the longlisted prize submissions The uality of the shortlisted work seemed so much better than the workshop ones as I suppose you might expect Also it didn't help the collection to present all the shortlisted ones before the others as I felt my enthusiasm wane somewhat towards the end What's needed is to give a rating for each part; I'd give the shortlist five stars and the workshop a generous threeHitting Budapest the winning story by NoViolet Bulawayo and the first in the book was by a mile my favourite for pace style and composition though I loved the almost Swiftian tale about a band of husbands seeking their wives' dead lover's secrets by process of trial and error in In The Spirit of McPhineas Lata Lauri Kubuitsile The Mistress's Dog David Medalie is also a fun and clever shortThough there is the expected plots and vehicles you would expect from a literature prize specifically and explicitly about Africa I can't say I had a sense of Africa the place or what it is to be African after reading these stories A lot of them could have been set anywhere and one or two had plots uncomfortably close to obvious western counterpartsAll told it's worth reading for the five shortlisted stories Some of the others aren't so bad but as I say I wonder what happened to the ones that didn't uite make the prize shortlist

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To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011 Ê Omething new the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Segun Afolabi Leila Aboulela Brian Chikwava E C Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes Binyavanga Wainaina and many others If I read this in the year it was released I would probably have appreciated it a lot I'm no longer a fan of African stories that only talk about the poor African child narrative It makes it difficult for other Africans to own their stories mobi ï To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011 ´ The Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing ´ To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011 ePub

The Caine Prize for African Writing ´ To See the Mountain and Other StoriesThe Caine Prize for African Writing 2011 ePub The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa's leading literary prize For over ten years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto Africa will always bring s Most of the short stories were very dark and so would be inappropriate for secondary students and I just didn't find them enjoyable There was one gem in the midst though In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata very funny and very African