Windows into Zimbabwe (kartoniertes Buch)
An Anthology of Short Stories
Einband: kartoniertes Buch
Erschienen am 11.09.2019
With contributions by Shimmer Chinodya, Alexandra Fuller, Freedom Nyamubaya, Gugu Ndlovu, Christopher Mlalazi, Lawrence Hoba, Charles Mungoshi, Chiedza Musengezi, Valerie Tagwira, Isabella Matambanadzo, Albert Gumbo, Erasmus R. Chinyani, Sekai Nzenza, John Eppel, Petina Gappah, Julius Chingono, Bongani Sibanda, Farai Mpofu, NoViolet Bilawayo, Daniel Mandishona, Brian Chikwava, Jonathan Brakarsh and Nevanji Madanhire.
Over the past 15 years, Weaver Press has published seven anthologies of some one hundred short stories giving voice to established and new Zimbabwean writers. In "Windows into Zimbabwe" Franziska Kramer and Jürgen Kramer have selected from these anthologies twenty-three stories, which they consider the best or most representative of a particular period in the Zimbabwean narrative since 1980. They present the stories within sections which frame certain themes such as Independence, Gukurahundi, Land, Gender Relations, Money Matters, Social Relations, Exile and Resilience. For the general reader, "Windows into Zimbabwe" contains some wonderful stories rich in insight, perception, nuance and humour. Writers such as Petina Gappah, Charles Mungoshi, NoViolet Bulawayo, Valerie Tagwira and Shimmer Chinodya are included as well as relative newcomers with new perspectives and fresh voices. The compilers have also provided an introductory overview casting light on the relationship between fiction and society; and for teachers (in schools, collegesand universities) each story is accompanied by explanatory notes, questions and study tasks to further the reader's unterstanding. "Windows into Zimbabwe" will positively deepen your appreciation of the country and its people.