Wednesday, July 30, 2008

FEATURED: The African Writers Series edited by Chinua Achebe


The African Writers Series was originally edited by Chinua Achebe and published by Heinemann beginning in 1962. It has published some of the most important African authors of the post-colonial period; its ambition seems to be nothing less the complete documentation of African contemporary literature. There appear to be hundreds of titles, covering writing from Egypt to Nigeria to South Africa. The series was originally published in paperback to make it more affordable to the masses with the cover art and design of the books reflecting the politically engaged nature of the project. Sure, there might be some crap in here, but there's brilliant stuff as well. We're talking about a whole generation finding its voice, and assuming it's also the voice of a whole continent.


THE BEAUTYFUL ONES ARE NOT YET BORN Aye Kwei Armah $12.95

SOLD!







A GRAIN OF WHEAT Ngugi Wa Thiongo $5.95 SOLD!





PETALS OF BLOOD Ngugi Wa Thiongo $5.95SOLD!









GOD'S BITS OF WOOD Sembene Ousmane $7.95 SOLD!







WAND OF NOBLE WOOD Onuora Nzekwu $8.95 SOLD!











ONITSHA MARKET LITERATURE E.N. Obiechina, editor $48.95







NO PAST NO PRESENT NO FUTURE Yulisa Amadu Maddy $8.95 SOLD!











WARRIOR KING Sahle Sellassie $45.00








PEOPLE OF THE CITY Cyprian Ekwensi SOLD!









THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER Kofi Awoonor SOLD!






HORN OF MY LOVE Okot p'Bitek $12.95 SOLD!






GOING DOWN RIVER ROAD Meja Mwangi $14.95 SOLD!









WHY ARE WE SO BLEST? Ayi Kwei Armah $69.95






LOKOTOWN Cyprian Ekwensi $19.95 SOLD!












MINE BOY Peter Abrahams $8.95








MISSION TO KALA Mongo Beti SOLD!






THE WAY WE LIVED Rems Nna Umeasiegbu $8.95 SOLD!






EATING CHIEFS Taban lo Liyong $9.95 SOLD!









THE OLD MAN AND THE MEDAL Ferdinand Oyono SOLD!






IN THE FOG OF THE SEASON'S END Alex La Guma $6.95

SOLD!








All titles can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
215 592 1207

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