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Global Cultures
A Transnational Short Fiction Reader
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, ed.; Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, intro.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction
• PART I – BETWEEN CULTURES: EMIGRES, REFUGEES, EXILES
• CROSSED CULTURES CREATED IDENTITIES
• Leanne Howe (USA – Native American), “An American in New York”
• Masahiko Shimada (Japan), “A Callow Fellow of Jewish Descent”
• GROWING UP ELSEWHERE
• Julio Ortega (Peru; USA), “Las Papas”
• Pedro Juan Soto (Puerto Rico; USA), “The Innocents”
• Christina Peri Rossi (Uraguay; Spain), “The Influence of Edgar A. Poe in the Poetry of Raimundo Arias”
• EXILES
• Ross Moss (South Africa; USA), “Exile”
• Tony Eprile (South Africa; USA), “Exiles”
• GOING HOME AGAIN
• Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), “Everything Counts”
• Paulino Lim, Jr. (Philippines), “Homecoming”
• Aurora Levins Morales (Puerto Rico; USA) “El bacalao viene de más lejos y se come aquí”
• Reinaldo Arenas (Cuba; USA), “End of a Story
• THOSE WHO STAY HOME
• Rohinton Mistry (India; Canada), “Lend Me Your Light”
• Ghassan Kanafani (Palestinian), “Letter from Gaza
• PART II – NEW NATIONS: NATIONAL LIBERATIONS, CIVIL WARS, APARTHEID
• PARABLES
• Adewale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria), “Loyalties”
• Moacyr Scliar (Brazil), “Peace and War”
• Hwang Sun-Won (Korea), “Masks”
• Alfonso Quijada Urias (El Salvador; Mexico; Canada), “In the Shade of a Little Old Lady in Flower”
• PEOPLE IN WAR
• Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), “Girls at War”
• Adwale Maja-Pearce (Nigeria), “An Easy Death”
• Ndeley Mokoso (Cameroon), “No Escape”
• THE GENERATIONAL CIRCUIT OF VIOLENCE
• Arturo Arias (Guatemala), “Guatemala 1954 – Funeral for a Bird”
• Miriam M. Tlali (South Africa), “The Point of No Return”
• Njabulos Ndebele (South Africa), “Death of a Son”
• Abdelal El Hamamssy (Egypt), “Dust”
• PART III – CULTURE CLASH: MODERNIZATION, URBANIZATION, WESTERNIZATION
• PARABLES
• Moacyr Scliar (Brazil), “A Brief History of Capitalism”
• Saloni Narang (India), “Close to the Earth”
• Lizandro Chávez Alfaro (Nicaragua), “Clamor of Innocence”
• Carmen Naranjo (Costa Rica), “And We Sold the Rain”
• DEVELOPERS
• Augusto Monterroso (Guatemala; Mexico), “Mister Taylor”
• Leoncio P. Deriada (Philippines), “Daba-Daba”
• Michael Anthony (Trinidad), “The Girl and the River”
• Epeli Hau’Ofa (Papua New Guinea; Tonga), “The Tower of Babel”
• COUNTRYSIDE AND CITY; FAMILY FOREIGNERS
• Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), “In the Cutting of a Drink”
• Bei Dao (China; Norway), “The Homecoming Stranger”
• PART IV – CULTURE CREATION: WOMEN WRITING
• PARABLES
• Grace Ogot (Kenya), “The Rain Came”
• Bessie Head (South Africa; Botswana), “The Lovers”
• MEMORIES, FANTASIES, MADNESS
• Ai Ya (Taiwan), “Whistle”
• Carmen Lugo Filippi (Puerto Rico), “Pilar, Your Curls”
• Marta Brunet (Chile), “Solitude of Blood”
• Alifa Rifaat (Egypt), “The Long Night of Winter”
• Yuko Tsushima (Japan), “The Marsh”
• Khalida Hussain (Pakistan), “Story of the Name”
• ”PERSONAL REBELLIONS
• Luisa Mercedes Levinson (Argentina) “ The Clearing”
• Bertalicia Peralta (Panama), “A March Guayacán”
• Hazel D. Campbell (Jamaica), “The Thursday Wife”
• MOTHERS
• Carmen Lyra (Costa Rica), “Estefanía”
• Lake Sagaris (Chile), “The March”
• Velma Pollard (Jamaica), “ My Mother”
• ELDERS
• Ulfat Al-Idlibi (Syria), “The Women’s Baths”
• Roberto Fernández (USA), “Amanda”
• PART V – COMPLEX COMMUNICATIONS: BELIEFS, PERSPECTIVES, PREJUDICES
• BORDER CROSSINGS
• Abd Al-Salam Al-Ujayli (Syria), “Madness”
• Leonard Kibera (Kenya), “The Spider’s Web”
• Clarice Lispector (Brazil). “The Smallest Woman in the World”
• CONFLICTING WORLDS
• Bessie Head (South Africa; Botswana), “Heaven Is Not Closed”
• Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnam), “The Pine Gate”
• Xavier Herbert (Australia), “Kaijek the Songman
• SPIRIT JOURNEYS
• Baha’ Tahir (Egypt) “Last Night I Dreamt of You”
• Uyen Loewald (North Vietnam; Australia), “Integration”
• DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
• Patricia Grace (New Zealand-Maori), “A Way of Talking”
• Jose Emilio Pacheco (Mexico), “You Wouldn’t Understand”
• Leonico P. Deriada (Philippines), “Ati-Atihan”
• Index of Authors and Titles

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