African Love Stories (edited by Ama Ata Aidoo)
This radical collection of short stories is a double award-winning book aimed at debunking the myth about African women as impoverished victims. The stories deal with challenging themes representing some of the more complex love stories ever published from Afirca, ranging from labour pains to burials, teenagers to octogenarians, race fraught and same-sex relationships, the human heart is out there, bold, bleeding and occasionally triumphant. Crafted by a stellar cast of authors including El Saadawi, Adichie, Atta, Baingana, Oyeyemi, Manyinka, Aboulela, wa Goro, Badoe, Magona, Tadjo, Krog, Ogundipe, de Nyeko et al. A much welcomed addition to African literature.
- Ayebia Clarke