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African Ghost Short Stories

Foreword by Nuzo Onoh
Intro by Divine Che Neba

Following the hugely successful Black Sci-Fri Short Stories and Asian Ghost Short Stories, comes this deluxe edition of new African writing and tales rooted in ancient culture. This collection explores the deep-seated supernatural element in African storytelling – whether reaching back to the spirits, ancestors and ogres of folklore or the vibrantly modern ghosts of today's African horror. New and contemporary stories complement poignant folktales such as ‘The Story of Takane’ from Lesotho and ‘The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull’ from Nigeria.

With a foreword by award-winning Nigerian-British writer Nuzo Onoh, an introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, and invaluable editorial support from writer and editor Chinelo Onwualu, this latest offering in the Flame Tree Gothic fantasy series delves into the fascinating heritage of African ghostly lore and literature, while allowing it to be reclaimed and retold by contemporary African voices.

New, contemporary and notable writers featured are: Oluwaseyi Adebola, Fikayọmi Adeniyi, Michael Agugom, Eugen Bacon, Florence Adongo Bull, Tara Campbell, Rutendo Chichaya, Rutendo Chidzodzo, Mwenya S. Chikwa, Bekwele Chuku, Melody Cooper, Dilman Dila, Carol B. Duncan, Naomi Eselojor, Stanley Gazemba, Gabrielle Emem Harry, MaryAnn Ifeanacho, Achalugo Chioma Ilozumba, Amanda Ilozumba, Lucky Grace Isingizwe, Osahon Ize-Iyamu, B.T. Karuma, Kay Mabasa, Christopher Mlalazi, Keletso Mopai, Tariro Ndoro, Uchechukwu Nwaka, Ebere Obua, Eugene Odogwu, Okwiri Oduor, Ivana Akotowaa Ofori, Tobi Ogundiran, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Makena Onjerika, Hannah Onoguwe, Ephraim N. Orji, Anjali Patel, Peter K. Rothe, Nisi Shawl, Makhosi Sthembi, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Chisom Umeh, and Franka Zeph. These appear alongside classic work by Amos Tutuola and Thomas Mofolo, as well as folktales from around Africa.

The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.

Product details
Hardback, Deluxe edition, printed on silver, matt laminated, gold and silver foil stamped, embossed., 432 pages, 280000 words, 25 illustrations
ISBN: 9781804177976
Series: Gothic Fantasy
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 36 mm
Available from 16 Apr 2024
£20.00

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