Walking on Cowrie Shells

With the ease of a master, Nana Nkweti shifts between points of view, between American and African slang, and between the straightforward and the avant-garde.

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Review of ‘Walking on Cowrie Shells’

A short fiction collection can be an enchanting contradiction. The assorted stories may defy easy classification as they span genres, styles and points of view, and yet they all spring from one writer’s singular voice. Cameroonian American writer Nana Nkweti commands such contradictions in her debut collection, Walking on Cowrie Shells, a cluster of 10…

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