Gambit: Newer African Writing.

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Iduma, Emmanuel and Shaun Randol, eds. Gambit: Newer African Writing. Brooklyn, NY: The Mantle, 2016, pp.280, ISBN: 9780996577076.

This book is a collection of nine interviews and original short stories by emerging writers from across Africa. The stories reflect the nuances that arise from living in a post-postcolonial Africa, where stereotypes are crumbling and writers are willing to tackle themes that are more social than political. Unlike other anthologies of African writing, these contributors are mostly based in their home countries, putting them closer to the themes they lyrically confront (featuring Abdul Adan (Somalia), Ayobami Adebayo...

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