Walking On Cowrie Shells

by Nana Nkweti
Walking On Cowrie Shells
  • ISBN-13: 9781911648277
  • Author(s): Nana Nkweti
  • Subject: Short stories
  • Publisher: The Indigo Press
  • Imprint: The Indigo Press
  • Publication Date: 05-05-2022
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£10.99
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.
About the book

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.