New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of 20th and 21st Century Writing by Women of African Descent

Margaret Busby



NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Nominee

The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing their contributions to modern literature and international culture.

Contributors include:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie • Yrsa Daley Ward
 • Edwidge Danticat • Phillippa Yrsa De Villiers • Esi Edugyan • Eve Ewing • Nikki Finney • Roxane Gay
 • Margo Jefferson • Barbara Jenkins • Imbolo Mbue • Nnedi Okorafor • Chinelo Okparanta • Minna Salami • Zadie Smith • and more!

A glorious portrayal of the richness and range of the singular and combined accomplishments of more than 200 contributors, New Daughters of Africa showcases their global sweep, diversity and achievements while also testifying to a wealth of genres: autobiography, memoir, letters, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, journalism, essays and speeches.Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s historical Daughters of Africa was published to international acclaim and hailed as "a landmark anthology" (Lorna Sage), "an extraordinary body of achievement... a vital document of lost history" (The Sunday Times), and ‘the ultimate reference guide’ (The Washington Post).This companion volume brings together the words of writers from across the globe—Antigua to Zimbabwe, Angola to the USA—to honour a unifying heritage while showing the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora. Arranged chronologically, New Daughters of Africa illustrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood and the links that endure from generation to generation, as well as common obstacles writers still negotiate around issues of race, gender and class.

ISBN 9781912408016
List price $25.00
Publisher Myriad Editions
Year of publication 2019