Dancing with Shadows and Other Stories

Dancing with Shadows and Other Stories

by Olabisi Gwamna

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Overview

The stories in this work are an assortment of bildungsroman, most of them recalling childhood experiences in Nigeria. They have been written bearing in mind the generation of young Africans born to Africans in the United States. Most of these individuals have spent little or no time on the continent, and are therefore unaware of the experiences and backgrounds from which their parents come. This collection regales the reader with tales of intrigue, fun and good humor as some of their parents knew them, at the same time providing them with another source of cultural entertainment. The stories narrated by the women reveal many cultural dilemmas encountered by some African women in America, who find themselves crushed by the cumbersome burden of their gender in a country that has no use for their complicated lifestyle. Although African Studies is far entrenched in the curricular of many universities, very few books are available to cover all the cultural aspects of such a large study area. Hopefully, this collection would serve as another perspective for enhancing multicultural understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761838531
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 12/19/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Olabisi Titilope Gwamna holds a master's degree in English from the University of Ibadan, and a Ph.D. in English from Ohio University. She is an Associate Professor of English at Iowa Wesleyan College, where she teaches courses in English Composition and Third World Literature. Prior to her appointment to the English faculty at Iowa Wesleyan College, she taught English Composition and Literature at Wilberforce and Wright State Universities both in the state of Ohio. She was also a broadcast journalist at Radio Nigeria Kaduna and an English teacher at Zamani Tutorial College. She is married with four children.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dancing with Shadows Chapter 2 The Teasing Sunset Chapter 3 The Boy Who Did Not Listen to His Mother Chapter 4 The Torn Pages Chapter 5 The Motorcycle Chapter 6 I Saw Her Coming Out of a Dark Hall Chapter 7 Signatures Chapter 8 The Punishment Chapter 9 The Fever

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