Oprah Book Club pick is 'Africa's Best Stories'

Top Quote Oprah Winfrey and the Oprah Book Club have declared the new book, 'Africa's Best Stories' as the Oprah Book club selection for 2010. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 12, 2010 - Oprah Winfrey and the Oprah Book club have endorsed a new book, 'Africa's Best Stories' as the Oprah book club pick for 2010.

    Africa's best stories is a collection of the very best short stories written by Africa's best and finest writers. Some of the writers featured in the anthology include Nobel Prize laureate, Wole Soyinka, Orange Prize winner, Chimamanda Adichie, Caine Prize finalists, Sefi Atta, Chika Unigwe, EC Osondu, and Duchess Lilian Koki among several other budding writers.

    Some of the stories included in the book include Why husbands who love their BMWs should avoid High hairstyles by Muthoni Garland, The Guitar by Kingwa Kamencu, The Time Story by Chimamanda Adichie, A place called hope by Jude Dibia and Borrowed Smile by Chika Unigwe.

    The 18 stories in the book were selected after a rigorous process by a panel of over 20 literary scholars and professors in Harvard, Columbia and Yale.

    According to StoryAfrica founder and editor, Mfonobong Nsehe, 'Every story is carefully crafted, distinctively told with unique voice of the author. The book contains stories that will make the reader laugh, grin, cry, curse, hope and dream. The stories will move your hearts to the heavens.'

    The Oprah Book club said, 'Africa's best stories is a refreshing read. Indeed, Africa's got some really gifted storytellers. We love how African culture was distinctively brought out in these stories. African literature is the future,' Oprah said.

    Africa's Best Stories is available for sale on

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