This collection of contemporary multi-cultural fiction includes stories by:

Bessie Head * Charles Mungoshi * Ngugi wa Thiong'o * Wang Anyi * Ding Ling * Wang Meng * Chen Rong * Lu Wenfu * Anita Desai * Mahasweta Devi * Ruth Prawer Jhabvala * R. K. Narayan * Khushwant Singh * Kobo Abe * Sawako Ariyoshi * Yasunari Kawabata * Yukio Mishima * Yuko Tsushima  * Carlos Fuentes * Luisa Valenzuela * Nadine Gordimer * Isabel Allende
The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various
Other Voices, Other Vistas - Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. SolomonIntroduction
African Stories
Chinua Achebe: Civil Peace
Nadine Gordimer: Africa Emergent
Bessie Head: The Collector of Treasures
Charles Mungoshi: Who Will Stop the Dark?
Ngugi wa Thiong'o: A Meeting in the Dark
Selected African Anthologies

Chinese Stories
Wang Anyi: The Destination
Ding Ling: Sketches from the "Cattle Shed"
Wang Meng: Kite Streamers
Chen Rong: Regarding the Problem of Newborn Piglets in Winter
Lu Wenfu: The Man from a Peddlers' Family
Selected Chinese Anthologies

Indian Stories
Anita Desai: Pigeons at Daybreak
Mahasweta Devi: Dhowli
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: The Interview
R.K. Narayan: A Horse and Two Goats
Kushwant Singh: The Wog
Selected Indian Anthologies

Japanese Stories
Kobo Abe: The Magic Chalk
Sawako Ariyoshi: The Tomoshibi
Yasunari Kawabata: The Moon on the Water
Yukio Mishima: Act of Worship
Yuko Tsushima: The Silent Traders
Selected Japanese Anthologies

Latin American Stories
Isabel Allende: Clarisa
Jorge Luis Borges: The Book of Sand
Carlos Fuentes: The Cost of Living
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Death Constant Beyond Love
Luisa Valenzuela: Papito's Story
Selected Latin American Anthologies

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This collection of contemporary multi-cultural fiction includes stories by:

Bessie Head * Charles Mungoshi * Ngugi wa Thiong'o * Wang Anyi * Ding Ling * Wang Meng * Chen Rong * Lu Wenfu * Anita Desai * Mahasweta Devi * Ruth Prawer Jhabvala * R. K. Narayan * Khushwant Singh * Kobo Abe * Sawako Ariyoshi * Yasunari Kawabata * Yukio Mishima * Yuko Tsushima  * Carlos Fuentes * Luisa Valenzuela * Nadine Gordimer * Isabel Allende

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The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various

Table of Contents

Other Voices, Other Vistas - Edited and with an Introduction by Barbara H. SolomonIntroduction
African Stories
Chinua Achebe: Civil Peace
Nadine Gordimer: Africa Emergent
Bessie Head: The Collector of Treasures
Charles Mungoshi: Who Will Stop the Dark?
Ngugi wa Thiong'o: A Meeting in the Dark
Selected African Anthologies

Chinese Stories
Wang Anyi: The Destination
Ding Ling: Sketches from the "Cattle Shed"
Wang Meng: Kite Streamers
Chen Rong: Regarding the Problem of Newborn Piglets in Winter
Lu Wenfu: The Man from a Peddlers' Family
Selected Chinese Anthologies

Indian Stories
Anita Desai: Pigeons at Daybreak
Mahasweta Devi: Dhowli
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: The Interview
R.K. Narayan: A Horse and Two Goats
Kushwant Singh: The Wog
Selected Indian Anthologies

Japanese Stories
Kobo Abe: The Magic Chalk
Sawako Ariyoshi: The Tomoshibi
Yasunari Kawabata: The Moon on the Water
Yukio Mishima: Act of Worship
Yuko Tsushima: The Silent Traders
Selected Japanese Anthologies

Latin American Stories
Isabel Allende: Clarisa
Jorge Luis Borges: The Book of Sand
Carlos Fuentes: The Cost of Living
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Death Constant Beyond Love
Luisa Valenzuela: Papito's Story
Selected Latin American Anthologies

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