Africa's Fading Echoes: Tales from an Enigmatic Continent

Perviz Walji


Africa's Fading Echoes: Tales from an Enigmatic Continent

Africa's Fading Echoes: Tales from an Enigmatic Continent

  • Title: Africa's Fading Echoes: Tales from an Enigmatic Continent
  • Author: Perviz Walji
  • ISBN: 9781478315575
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback



A collection of short stories depicting a bygone era Most of the stories in this anthology resonate with the sights and sounds of a lost time, an epoch preserved only in people s nostalgic musings of vanished world.Yet, these tales also offer deep insights into the human condition They reverberate with sorrow, heartache, and struggle but also with hope The characters diA collection of short stories depicting a bygone era Most of the stories in this anthology resonate with the sights and sounds of a lost time, an epoch preserved only in people s nostalgic musings of vanished world.Yet, these tales also offer deep insights into the human condition They reverberate with sorrow, heartache, and struggle but also with hope The characters display profound resilience in the face conflict, loss and pain.Synopsis from a few selected stories Malini set in New York, Malini tells the story of a young foreign student s struggles to come to terms with the loss of a childhood friend killed in India The story creates an atmosphere of urgency and evokes pathos.The Silence of the Landed Immigrant Jenabai, an elderly woman lives a lonely and solitary existence in a seniors building in Toronto She is tortured by the memory of her children she buried back home in Africa before migrating to Canada.A Fine Gentleman A neighborhood deals with prejudice against a member of an ethnic minority.The Arab Protester this is the lonely cry of a mother whose sons go missing in Cairo, Egypt during the Arab uprising.Famine a mother is driven to make an agonizing decision during a famine.Farewell to Africa Neighborhoods and families splinter in an East African town as realities of a new economic outlook set in.


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Walji writes about life in a small, poor town in Tanazania in the sixties and seventies. We get the stories of various neighbors. Some of them are narrated by a young girl, Nadya who ends up with all the chores her older sister scrorns. She goes to the market and sees all the goings on of their small town. I could smell the sea and taste the coconut rice while reading Walji's stories.There was a note of sadness running through the bookr an Africa that doesn't exist anymore. The stories are mostl [...]

Ms. Walji has gifted the reader with short stories so visual, stunning and moving they must be shared by all. It is an honor to have met characters so real it felt as though I was peering into their world so full of secrets they had no choice but to be told. Heart-wrenching, sometimes startling, all intensely moving. I highly recommend this amazing read.


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