Accra noir

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Downtown First Floor - Fiction Collection FICTION Noir
Location  CLP - Downtown
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Noir
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Short Stories FICTION Noir
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Short Stories
Call Number  FICTION Noir
CLP - West End Fiction Collection FICTION Accra
Location  CLP - West End
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Accra
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighbourhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories by: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Kwame Dawes, Adjoa Twum, Kofi Blankson Ocansey, Billie McTernan, Ernest Kwame Nkrumah Addo, Patrick Smith, Anne Sackey, Gbontwi Anyetei, Nana-Ama Danquah, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Eibhlin Ni Chleirigh, and Anna Bossman.
Chop money / Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Shape-shifters / Adjoa Twum
Moon over Aburi / Kwame Dawes
Fantasia in fans and flat screens / Kofi Blackson Ocansey
The Labadi Sunshine Bar / Billie McTernan
The driver / Ernest Kwame Nkrumah Addo
The situation / Patrick Smith
Intentional consequences / Anne Sackey
Tabilo Wucfc / Gbontwi Anyetei
When a man loves a woman / Nana-Ama Danquah
Kweku's house / Ayesha Harruna Attah
The boy who wasn't there / Eibhlín Ní Chléirigh
Instant justice / Anna Bossman.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This welcome volume in the Akashic noir series, set in Ghana, hits plenty of the expected bleak notes and classical noirish phrasings. Gbontwi Anyetei's gripping "Tabilo Wuɔfɔ " contains such memorable lines as "Anybody could burn down a church" while also serving as an almost casual introduction to the nuances of Ghanaian culture ("the barely literates who still insisted on using English"). That doesn't mean there aren't traditional noir tales, notably Adjoa Twum's cocaine-smuggling and murder-filled "Shape-Shifters." Danquah's "When a Man Loves a Woman" opens with the fantastic line, "Every day for the past five days, Kwame had woken up next to a corpse," and delivers a wonderful variant on a spousal murder plot. Anne Sackey's "Intentional Consequences" takes the scorned-woman revenge story in a surprising and witty direction. Though there are a few weak stories among the 13 selections, this stands as one of the better recent Akashic anthologies. (Dec.)"
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Additional Information
Series Akashic noir series.
Subjects Crime scenes -- Ghana -- Accra -- Fiction.
Noir fiction, English.
Accra (Ghana) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Accra (Ghana) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Noir fiction.
Publisher Brooklyn, New York :Akashic Books,2020
Contributors Danquah, Nana-Ama, editor.
Language English
Description 269 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781617758898
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