Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories

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Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Graywolf Press
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Pages
176
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781644450543
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About the Author

Nana Nkweti is a Caine Prize finalist and alumna of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her work has garnered fellowships from MacDowell, Kimbilio, Ucross, and the Wurlitzer Foundation, among others. She is a professor of English at the University of Alabama.

Reviews

"What an intoxicating book! Magical, funny, inventive and joyous, Nkweti's tales remind us what storytelling can be."--Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less

"Let us thank whoever granted Nana Nkweti her all-access-pass to the human soul, for with it she is able to gain entry into the lives of women and men, children and adults, the damaged and the damaging, the human and the not-quite, all with equal clarity and conviction. Walking on Cowrie Shells is a collection of verve, audacity, and consummate control. That it is her first book makes it all the more astonishing."--Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Ghost Variations

"Nana Nkweti's ambitious, amphibious tales capture the diverse and complex experience of hyphenated-Americans who, like Nkweti, have deep roots in Africa and America. It would be impossible to overstate how much I love this book, and its author."--Karen Russell, author of Orange World

"This totally vibrant collection spins a wonder of love and horror. . . .Nana Nkweti's words are dazzlingly energetic, world-ranging and straight-up brilliant."--Samantha Hunt, author of The Dark Dark