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African Ghost Short Stories

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Following the hugely successful Black Sci-Fri Short Stories and Asian Ghost Short Stories, comes this deluxe edition of new African writing and tales rooted in ancient culture. This collection explores the deep-seated supernatural element in African storytelling – whether reaching back to the spirits, ancestors and ogres of folklore or the vibrantly modern ghosts of today's African horror. New and contemporary stories complement poignant folktales such as ‘The Story of Takane’ from Lesotho and ‘The Disobedient Daughter Who Married a Skull’ from Nigeria.

With a foreword by award-winning Nigerian-British writer 
Nuzo Onoh, an introduction by Prof. Divine Che Neba, and invaluable editorial support from writer and editor Chinelo Onwualu, this latest offering in the Flame Tree Gothic fantasy series delves into the fascinating heritage of African ghostly lore and literature, while allowing it to be reclaimed and retold by contemporary African voices.

New, contemporary and notable writers featured are: Oluwaseyi Adebola, Fikayọmi Adeniyi, Michael Agugom, Eugen Bacon, Florence Adongo Bull, Tara Campbell, Rutendo Chichaya, Rutendo Chidzodzo, Mwenya S. Chikwa, Bekwele Chuku, Melody Cooper, Dilman Dila, Carol B. Duncan, Naomi Eselojor, Stanley Gazemba, Gabrielle Emem Harry, MaryAnn Ifeanacho, Achalugo Chioma Ilozumba, Amanda Ilozumba, Lucky Grace Isingizwe, Osahon Ize-Iyamu, B.T. Karuma, Kay Mabasa, Christopher Mlalazi, Keletso Mopai, Tariro Ndoro, Uchechukwu Nwaka, Ebere Obua, Eugene Odogwu, Okwiri Oduor, Ivana Akotowaa Ofori, Tobi Ogundiran, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Makena Onjerika, Hannah Onoguwe, Ephraim N. Orji, Anjali Patel, Peter K. Rothe, Nisi Shawl, Makhosi Sthembi, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Chisom Umeh, and Franka Zeph. These appear alongside classic work by Amos Tutuola and Thomas Mofolo, as well as folktales from around Africa.