The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize for African Writing The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto Africa will always bring

  • Title: The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories : The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014
  • Author: The Caine Prize for African Writing
  • ISBN: 9781780261744
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto, Africa will always bring something new, the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, EC Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes,The Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa s leading literary prize For fifteen years it has supported and promoted contemporary African writing Keeping true to its motto, Africa will always bring something new, the prize has helped launch the literary careers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Segun Afolabi, Leila Aboulela, Brian Chikwava, EC Osondu Henrietta Rose Innes, Binyavanga Wainaina, and many others.The 2014 collection includes the five shortlisted stories and the stories written at the Caine Prize Writers Workshop It will be published to coincide with the announcement of the award in July 2014.

    The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize for Many stories are very well written and engrossing I especially liked The Gonjon Pin But all writers here are clearly immersed in European ideals of modern literature such as a common theme of existentialistic alienation, but fail to capture African ideals like living in spirit realms and valuing the traditions of the ancestors. Gudgeon pin The gudgeon pin is typically a forged short hollow rod made of a steel alloy of high strength and hardness that may be physically separated from both the connecting rod and piston or crosshead The design of the gudgeon pin, especially in the case of small, high revving automotive engines is Gonjon Pin a must read on a long journey The Herald Published by amaBooks of Zimbabwe and several other publishers, The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by African writers shortlisted for the Caine Prize and from Review The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize Nov , The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories includes all of the above and in that sense does not disappoint The shortlisted stories stand out for their originality In Diane Awerbuck s Phosphorescence South Africa , a suicidal young woman bonds with her daring grandmother over The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories The Caine Prize for The Gonjon Pin Martin Egblewogbe Ghana As A Wolf Sweating Your Mother s Body Clifton Gachagua Kenya Pam Pam Lawrence Hoba Zimbabwe Lily in the Moonlight Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Nigeria Running Elnathan John Nigeria The Murder of Ernestine Masilo Violet Masilo Zimbabwe All the Parts of Mi Isabella Matambanadzo Zimbabwe The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories Harare News Of the stories appearing in The Gonjon Pin, seven are written by Zimbabwean authors, and among the five stories shortlisted for the prize is The Intervention by Zimbabwean Tendai Huchu Born in Bindura and educated at Churchill High School, Huchu now lives in Edinburgh and whenever his muse releases him from his desk, he plays chess or browses in book shops. amaBooks Memory Chirere reviews The Gonjon Pin Sep , Published by amaBooks of Zimbabwe and several other publishers, The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by African writers shortlisted for the Caine Prize and from the Caine Prize annual writing workshop held in Zimbabwe during the same year. The Gonjon Pin Karina Magdalena The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories includes all of the above and in that sense does not disappoint The shortlisted stories stand out for their originality In Diane Awerbuck s Phosphorescence South Africa , a suicidal young woman bonds with her daring grandmother over the bulldozing of a city landmark. amaBooks The Gonjon Pin reviewed Nov , Of the stories appearing in The Gonjon Pin, seven are written by Zimbabwean authors, and among the five stories shortlisted for the prize is The Intervention by Zimbabwean Tendai Huchu Born in Bindura and educated at Churchill High School, Huchu now lives in Edinburgh and whenever his muse releases him from his desk, he plays chess or browses in bookshops.

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    1. view spoiler Phosphorescence a woman and her granddaughter just attempted suicide take a last swim on a beach that s being demolished for the construction of new buildings In the end it s the granddaughter that finds a way out 3.5 South AfricaChicken a young woman struggles on her own after her rich family refuses to support her because she went to university to study a discipline of her choice Donates her eggs 3 GhanaThe Intervention A young poet spends a night with his friend and other people [...]



    2. Disappointing, really a collection of works by authors who happened to be African rather than African authors writing from an African experience Many stories are very well written and engrossing I especially liked The Gonjon Pin But all writers here are clearly immersed in European ideals of modern literature such as a common theme of existentialistic alienation, but fail to capture African ideals like living in spirit realms and valuing the traditions of the ancestors So as a whole the body of [...]


    3. As with all collections of short stories, in my view, there are some that are better than others And this collection is no exception Of the Caine Prize shortlisted stories, I actually liked Billy Kahora s The gorilla s apprentice the best Of the other stories, Elnathan John s Running and Isabella Matambanadzo s All the parts of Mi were most striking in my opinion, even though some might say a little predictable.


    4. As with any short story collection, there are some good stories and some I liked less I really enjoyed Lily in the Moonlight and The Sonneteer I liked The Gorilla s Apprentice and The Murder of Ernestine Masilo too But overall I think it was so lovely to read a collection of stories by African authors who are clearly so talented


    5. I would suggest the story by Violet It was about domestic violence and apparently her cousin who was murdered by her husband Her cousin thought she would be killed and went procatively to the police, citing the law to protect her, but the police did not take her case as urgent I think this story would be good in a training seminar.


    6. I liked it Not everything resonated about 50 50 , but the stories that did, did so quite a bit the uniqueness of those stories alone is why I m giving the whole book 4 s This book caused me to look for work from African writers My favourite literary purchase of the year.


    7. I was not impressed with the quality of writing compared to that of the previous editions of the Caine Prize Books.


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