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New Daughters of Africa Reviews

New Daughters of Africa by Margaret Busby

New Daughters of Africa


Margaret Busby

4.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Myriad Editions
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Publication date: 8 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781912408016

Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
7 Dec 2018

"this essential companion brings together the work of a new generation of female writers of African descent"

Twenty-five years ago, writer and Allison & Busby co-founder Margaret Busby's landmark anthology Daughters of Africa was published to international acclaim. Now this essential companion brings together the work of a new generation of female writers of African descent including memoir, short stories, drama, humour, journalism and speeches.


4 stars out of 5
29 Mar 2019

"A remarkable anthology shines a light on the overlooked interior lives of black women who have faced decades of political struggle"

It is also necessary. Daughters of Africa was groundbreaking for bringing the tradition of black women writers to the fore. This new anthology has an increased urgency. We live in an age when old forms of bigotry are being revived. We also live at a time when there are increasing demands on our attention. It is easy to note only the splashiest debut, or a single voice that speaks for many marginalised people. Busby invites us to slow down, to read through a tradition that will lead us to fall in love with beautiful and insightful writers we might not otherwise encounter, and to be open to a wide variety of forms, themes and authors.

4 stars out of 5
16 Mar 2019

"vast and nuanced collection"

Sometimes you need an anthology to remind you of the variety, strength and nuance of writing among a certain region or group of people. New Daughters of Africa is indispensable because African voices have been silenced or diminished throughout history, and women’s voices even more so.