One World [electronic resource]: A Global Anthology of Short Stories
- Corporate Author:
- New Internationalist Publication Staff
- Oxford : New Internationalist Publications, Limited May 2009 Minneapolis : Consortium Book Sales & Distribution [Distributor]
- Physical Description:
- 192 p. 08.300 x 05.900 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Lahiri, Jhumpa 1967-
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
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- Annotation <div><p>This book is made up of twenty-three stories, each from a different author from across the globe. All belong to one world, united in their diversity and ethnicity. And together they have one aim: to involve and move the reader.</p><p>The range of authors takes in such literary greats as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jhumpa Lahiri, and emerging authors such as Elaine Chiew, Petina Gappah, and Henrietta Rose-Innes.</p><p>The members of the collective are:</p><p>Elaine Chiew (Malaysia)<br />Molara Wood (Nigeria)<br />Jhumpa Lahiri (United States)<br />Martin A Ramos (Puerto Rico)<br />Lauri Kubutsile (Botswana)<br />Chika Unigwe (Nigeria)<br />Ravi Mangla (United States)<br />Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)<br />Skye Brannon (United States)<br />Jude Dibia (Nigeria)<br />Shabnam Nadiya (Bangladesh)<br />Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe)<br />Ivan Gabirel Reborek (Australia)<br />Vanessa Gebbie (Britain)<br />Emmanual Dipita Kwa (Cameroon)<br />Henrietta Rose-Innes (South Africa)<br />Lucinda Nelson Dhavan (India)<br />Adetokunbo Abiola (Nigeria)<br />Wadzanai Mhute (Zimbabwe)<br />Konstantinos Tzikas (Greece)<br />Ken Kamoche (Kenya)<br />Sequoia Nagamatsu (United States)<br />Ovo Adagha (Nigeria)</p><p>From the Introduction:</p><p>The concept of One World is often a multi-colored tapestry into which<br />sundry, if not contending patterns can be woven. for those of us who worked<br />on this project, ‘One World’ goes beyond the everyday notion of the globe<br />as a physical geographic entity. Rather, we understand it as a universal idea,<br />one that transcends national boundaries to comment on the most prevailing<br />aspects of the human condition.</p><p><br />This attempt to redefine the borders of the world we live in through the<br />short story recognizes the many conflicting issues of race, language, economy,<br />gender and ethnicity, which separate and limit us. We readily acknowledge,<br />however, that regardless of our differences or the disparities in our stories, we<br />are united by our humanity.</p><p><br />We invite the reader on a personal journey across continents, countries,<br />cultures and landscapes, to reflect on these beautiful, at times chaotic, renditions<br />on the human experience. We hope the reach of this path will transcend the<br />borders of each story, and perhaps function as an agent of change.</p><p><br />Welcome to our world.</p></div>
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