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"The best part about One World, is that it introduces the reader to so many authors from different parts of the world. Of course, as a reader you will prefer some stories or authors over others, but the large variety of storylines makes this book a fun book to read. Before buying this book, I was already familiar with Chimamanda Adichie's work. In this book I really liked Chikwa Unigwe's and Sequoia Nagamatsu's stories, and because of their participation to One World I decided to buy some of their books. That's what makes this book so unique, it introduces you to new authors and broaders your literary horizons. To me, this is THE best compilation of short stories I've come across and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading." - Amazon 5-Star Customer Review.
"I bought this book as Amazon had recommended it to me and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was one of the featured authors. It's `a global anthology of short stories' by various well known and other authors. My favourite story by far was `My Mother, the Crazy African' by Chimamanda Adichie - it made me roar with laughter! I really understood where the narrator was coming from. I loved `Growing My Hair Again' by Chika Unigwe; I thought it was very powerful and as a result I bought Unigwe's novel `On Black Sisters' Street'. `The Third and Final Continent' by Jhumpa Lahiri finished the anthology well; it was tasteful. I gave this book to my mother to read and she enjoyed it very much I enjoyed the stories overall; this anthology is great exposure for authors around the world; authors I that would not have heard of. I look forward to their future works." - Amazon 5-Star Customer Review.
A teenage Nigerian girl struggles to shed her cultural roots in the US… An Inuit girl is rowed by her parents to the shore, unaware of the fate that awaits her… A Filipina maid in Hong Kong gets entangled with her employer… The lover of an African freedom fighter has to choose between fidelity and survival…
Includes a story each from Orange Prize winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, Caine Prize 2008 winner Henrietta Rose-Innes, and emerging authors such as Chika Unigwe from Nigeria, Lucinda Nelson Dhavan from India, Petina Gappah from Zimbabwe and Elaine Chiew from Malaysia.
One World is a collection that speaks with the clarity and intensity of the human experience. The swift transition from story to story, from continent to continent, from child’s perspective to adult’s; together, these evoke the complex but balanced texture of the world we live in. The diversity of subject, style and perspective results in vivid and poignant stories that will haunt the reader.
All authors’ royalties from the sale of One World will be donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.
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