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
ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. 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

Author

ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. 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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