Walking on Cowrie Shells : Stories-9781911648277

Walking on Cowrie Shells : Stories

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Author(s): Nkweti, Nana,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 05/05/2022,
Pagination: 208 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: The Indigo Press,
Published By: The Indigo Press,
Book Classification: Fiction & related items,
Dimensions: 129 x 197 x 19
ISBN13/EAN/SKU: 9781911648277

Walking on Cowrie Shells focuses on the lives of hyphenated-Americans with a multi-cultural heritage in the United States and Africa. The book spans genres - literary realism, horror, mystery, YA, science fiction - and features complex, fully-embodied characters: tongue-tied linguistic anthropologists, comic book enthusiasts and even water goddesses. The author hopes her stories entertain readers while also offering them a counterpoint to prevalent 'heart of darkness' writing that too often depicts a singular 'African' experience plagued by locusts, hunger, and tribal in-fighting.