All The Good Things Around Us: An Anthology of African Short Stories


ISBN: 978-0-9928436-6-3

Author: Ivor Agyeman-Duah


This collection edited by Ivor Agyeman-Duah is an important and timely publication that brings together bright voices comprising budding and accomplished African writers under one roof. The collection is dynamic and engaging in covering different experiences within Africa and its Diaspora. There are stories of harrowing experiences that document human interaction that are emotionally charged and full of pain and sadness. However, there are also several life-affirming narratives throughout the collection that give hope to the possibilities of human bonding in multiple and appealing ways and bear testimony to the ultimate power of human goodness. The writers are skilled artisans who display their dexterity in the way that they deploy language and images to engage their readers’ attention and imagination

Key Selling Points
• An important volume of new short stories from some of the most eloquent and gifted voices from Africa, capturing these moments of critical cultural shift and existential questioning.
• The book provides stimulating and engaging reflections on the contemporary state of African writing on identity and the limitless imaginings of our futures.
• The collection captures the range, diversity and richness in wisdom and imaginings of current writing and projects a positive future for African writing.
• This collection will appeal to studies on African Writing, World Literature and African Culture and History, as well as the ordinary reader.
Ivor Agyeman-Duah was the inaugural curator of The John A. Kufuor Foundation Museum and Presidential Library. He is also the Development Policy Advisor to The Lumina Foundation, administrators of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa and was chair of the Literature Jury for the Millennium Excellence Foundation. He has edited several volumes on the culture, history, literature and economic development of Ghana and Africa.