This book is made up of twenty three stories, each from a different author from across the globe All belong to one world, united in their diversity and ethnicity And together they have one aim to involve and move the reader.The range of authors takes in such literary greats as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jhumpa Lahiri, and emerging authors such as Elaine Chiew, Petina Gappah, and Henrietta Rose Innes.The members of the collective are Elaine Chiew Malaysia Molara Wood Nigeria Jhumpa Lahiri United States Martin A Ramos Puerto Rico Lauri Kubutsile Botswana Chika Unigwe Nigeria Ravi Mangla United States Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Nigeria Skye Brannon United States Jude Dibia Nigeria Shabnam Nadiya Bangladesh Petina Gappah Zimbabwe Ivan Gabirel Reborek Australia Vanessa Gebbie Britain Emmanual Dipita Kwa Cameroon Henrietta Rose Innes South Africa Lucinda Nelson Dhavan India Adetokunbo Abiola Nigeria Wadzanai Mhute Zimbabwe Konstantinos Tzikas Greece Ken Kamoche Kenya Sequoia Nagamatsu United States Ovo Adagha Nigeria From the Introduction The concept of One World is often a multi colored tapestry into whichsundry, if not contending patterns can be woven for those of us who workedon this project, One World goes beyond the everyday notion of the globeas a physical geographic entity Rather, we understand it as a universal idea,one that transcends national boundaries to comment on the most prevailingaspects of the human condition.This attempt to redefine the borders of the world we live in through theshort story recognizes the many conflicting issues of race, language, economy,gender and ethnicity, which separate and limit us We readily acknowledge,however, that regardless of our differences or the disparities in our stories, weare united by our humanity.We invite the reader on a personal journey across continents, countries,cultures and landscapes, to reflect on these beautiful, at times chaotic, renditionson the human experience We hope the reach of this path will transcend theborders of each story, and perhaps function as an agent of change.Welcome to our world....
|Title||:||One World: A global anthology of short stories|
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One World: A global anthology of short stories Reviews
In Leng Lui is for Pretty Lady, by Elaine Chiew, the character, Alina, received an English Lit degree from a university in Manila. Yet she works in Tokyo as a maid for the wealthy Kong’s. She is focused on supporting her family and returning home to Manila. The Kong’s, parents of two children, are estranged in their household. When Mrs. Kong is not savoring White Russians, she’s having a torrid affair with the young man in the Chinese medicinal shop. Mr. Kong, a banker, chats with, slobbers, and tongues a turnip that sits atop his nightstand. Drama begins at the Kong household when Mrs. Kong, on impulse, takes a 10 day holiday to Phuket with her lover. In the conclusion, the Kong’s realize that Alina is the cohesive force in their family.
I felt it necessary to write a review to balance the negative review.
This is a read like no other. The stories are well written and filled with experiences so unlike my own that it felt as if I had to reach far beyond myself to be inside them. Yet each writer does, indeed, bring the reader to their world. The stories are often sad, heartbreaking at times, yet they conjure up worlds that seem everyday somehow. Not my everyday, but believable nonetheless.
I enjoyed reading these new authors. I find that the stories are stirring and help me understand what others' lives
All very interesting stories but all of them left a sour ferling in my heart.
I love anthologies because I get to experience the work of several different writers. I came for Adichie's work, but I was especially touched by the stories of Jhumpa Lahiri, Shabnam Nadiya, Sequoia Nagamatsu, and Vanessa Gebbie. The writings made me want to learn more -- more about the authors, more about the culture. I guess that's the purpose. If so, it worked!
I gave it 3 stars because only half of the stories did I feel were written exceptionally well. The others didn't make sense or ended in a strange place. The Nigerian stories were my favourites and I'd recommend this book to someone interested in learning about other cultures.
Many authors are in this volume. I found many of the short stories powerful. They cut through the various layers of our lives to reveal life at its essence.