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African Love Stories

by Ama Ata Aidoo

New love, old love, lost love, forbidden love. I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this: a diverse collection of stories that throb like a pulse from the heart of a continent and show a side of Africa that is seldom seen.

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Sokadala was slow and late in finding love; but once he did, nothing and no one could diminish or change that love - least of all, stolen privileges. Five children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren later, Nonyibiba died cradled in Modi's arms. She was still known by all as Modi's Bride as though the fact might be in dispute - as though to still wagging tongues or answer a question not yet asked, to make a declaration.

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Dinaabe:Short Stories by South African Women by Maggie Davey
To Stir the Heart: Four African Stories by Bessie Head and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
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