New Daughters of Africa:  An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent  (paperback)

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent (paperback)

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A glorious portrayal of the richness and range of the singular and combined accomplishments of more than 200 contributors, New Daughters of Africa showcases their global sweep, diversity and achievements while also testifying to a wealth of genres: autobiography, memoir, letters, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, journalism, essays and speeches. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby's historical Daughters of Africa was published to international acclaim and hailed as "a landmark anthology" (Lorna Sage), "an extraordinary body of achievement... a vital document of lost history" (The Sunday Times), and 'the ultimate reference guide' (The Washington Post). This companion volume brings together the words of writers from across the globe--Antigua to Zimbabwe, Angola to the USA--to honour a unifying heritage while showing the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora. Arranged chronologically, New Daughters of Africa illustrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood and the links that endure from generation to generation, as well as common obstacles writers still negotiate around issues of race, gender and class.

AUTHOR: Margaret Busby

Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: March 08, 2019
Physical Info: 1.9" H x 9.4" L x 6.7" W (2.3 lbs)
ISBN: 1912408015
EAN: 9781912408016
Publisher: Myriad Editions

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 Among the 200 contributors are: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patience Agbabi, Malorie Blackman, Bernardine Evaristo, Aminatta Forna, Andrea Levy, Nawal El Saadawi, Taiye Selasi, Warsan Shire, Zadie Smith and Andrea Stuart. - Margaret Busby is well- known and highly respected. - Extensive media coverage anticipated. - Introductory essay by Margaret Busby explores the developments that have taken place over the last 25 years. - Biographical headnotes, annotation and valuable extensive bibliographies. - PDF available January 2019; ARCs available February 2019.