Short Mondays: African Love Stories

Kinna Reads

Mention African literature and these familiar themes and buzz words come to mind: post-colonial, war/conflict, poverty, disease, famine. So it comes as a total surprise when one encounters a collection of short stories titled African Love Stories and edited by Ama Ata Aidoo. Love, an idea and theme not often associated with Africa and the lives of its people. It is pleasing to see, listed in the contents, twenty-one stories penned by some of the best writers of the current African literary scene. The stories span the continent from Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana to Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa. As you scan the names of the writers; Aboulela, Adichie, Atta, Baigana, Coker, Magona, de Nyeko, Ogudipe, Oyeyemi, El Saadawi, Tadjo, wa Goro; the best surprise of all is revealed. All the stories are by African women.

The collection deals with the full gamut of love and loving; the…

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