New Daughters of Africa (Signed copy)
Signed by Margaret Busby (editor) and Patience Agbabi (poet, contributor)
First edition, second printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 24.5 × 17.5cm, xxxiv + 805pp.
This copy has been signed by Margaret Busby to the title, and she has added "in sisterhood". The book is additionally signed, dated and dedicated by poet Patience Agbabi. Margaret Busby was Britain's youngest and first black female book publisher (Allison and Busby publishers, founded 1967).
This landmark anthology celebrates the work of 200 women writers of African descent and charts a literary landscape as never before. A glorious portrayal of the richness, range and diversity of African women’s voices, this major international collection brings together their achievements across a wealth of genres: autobiography, memoir, letters, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, journalism, essays and speeches.
From Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA, overlooked artists of the past join key figures, popular contemporaries and emerging writers in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them, the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and their common obstacles around issues of race, gender and class. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this landmark anthology honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them—and all of us.
Among the 200 contributors are: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patience Agbabi, Malorie Blackman, Esi Edugyan, Bernardine Evaristo, Aminatta Forna, Andrea Levy, Nawal El Saadawi, Taiye Selasi, Warsan Shire, Zadie Smith and Andrea Stuart.
This copy is in very good condition, with a little light wear and a few small surface marks to the dustwrapper.