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WHAT I READ 2014

This story and the following are from the Granta Book of the African Short Story. Edited by Helon Habila.
“STICKFIGHTING Days” Olufemi Terry Read Story Here.
“Dancing to the Jazz Goblin and his Rhythm” By Brian Chikwava.  Click here to read story.
“Promenade”   Henrietta Rose Innes   
“Fairies of the Nile”   Mansoura Ez-Eldin
‘The Arrangers of Marriage”   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“In Ex-Mas Feast”   Uwem Alkpan   Review   Seriously heartbreaking. Do not read if you cannot handle very sad stories.
” Ships in High Transit”  Binyavanaga Wainaina
“The Mustached Man”  Patrice Nganang 

Stories are from An African Quilt: 24 Modern African Stories. Edited by Barbara H. Solomon and Professor W. Reginald Rampone Jr.
“The Museum”   Leila Aboulela  Listen on Youtube.
“First Kiss”   Doreen Baingana
“Another Day at the Office”   Steve Chimombo
“Minutes of Glory”   Ngugi wa Thingo’o
“Lomba”   Helon Habila
“Private Experience”   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Manifest Destiny”   Joe Haldeman   Click here for story.

“Two Weeks In August”   Frank M. Robinson   Click here for story.
From 50 Short Science Fiction Tales.

“My Mother, The Crazy African”  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Essay in Posse Review. Click here to read.

Purple Hisbiscus    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Small Island   Andrea Levy

Passing   Nella Larsen   Read Story Here

Strawberry Girl   Lois Lenski

“Jesus Christ in Texas”   W.E.B Dubois   Read Story Here

Judy’s Journey   Lois Lenski

“To Build A Fire”   Jack London  (Audio)  Listen to Story Here

Candide  Voltaire  Read Here

The Ear, The Eye, and The Arm     Nancy Farmer

Travels   Michael Crichton

Prairie School   Lois Lenski

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf   Mohja Kahf

Best Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett:
“Miss Sydney’s Flowers”   Read
“The Flight of Betsy Lane”  Read
“A Bit of Shore Life”  Read
“A White Heron”   Read

“Troll Bot”   Denis Bell  Click to read story

Following stories are from The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke:
“The Foods of the Gods”    Read
“The Lion of Comarre”     Read
“The Wind From the Sun”   Read
“No Morning After”   Read
“Let there Be Light”

Selected Tales of Guy De Maupassant
“The Umbrella”  Guy De Maupassant   Read 
“Madame Tellier’s Excursion”  Read
“A Piece of String”   Read
“Mademoiselle Fifi”   Read

Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison.   Lois Lenski

Tell   Norah McClintock
Snitch   Norah McClintock
Bang   Norah McClintock

Americanah   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Small Bees’ Honey   George Clark   Goodreads
“Seven Stories For All The Animals”
“Night Patrol”

The Lottery And Other Stories  Shirley Jackson
“The Intoxicated”
“The Daemon Lover”  Read
“Like Mother Used to Make”
“Trial By Combat”
“The Villager”  Read
“My Life with R. H. Macy”
“The Witch”
“The Lottery”  Read

The End Of The World: Classic Tales of Apocalyptic Science Fiction  Compiled by Michael Kelahan
The Last Man”  Anonymous The last word is me. Read
“Darkness”  Lord Byron  Read
“Plucked From The Burning”  Robert Duncan Milne

The Selected Stories of Frank O’Connor
“The Drunkard”  Read
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

Oil on Water   Helon Habila   Goodreads

“Liberty’s Daughter”  Read   Naomi Kritzer

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, And The Lawless Years Of Prohibition   Karen

Blumenthal

The Heinemann Book of African Women’s Writing Edited By Charlotte H. Bruner
West Africa
“Mother was a Great Man”   Catherine Obianuju Acholonu   Nigeria
“The Pay-packet”   Ifeoma Okoye   Nigeria

Swipe   Evan Angler
Sneak   Evan Angler

1968  Joe Haldeman

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