WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS  by Nana Nkweti

WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS by Nana Nkweti

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  • Softcover
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • ISBN: 9781644450543
In her powerful, genre-bending debut story collection, Nana Nkweti’s virtuosity is on full display as she mixes deft realism with clever inversions of genre. In the Caine Prize finalist story “It Takes a Village, Some Say,” Nkweti skewers racial prejudice and the practice of international adoption, delivering a sly tale about a teenage girl who leverages her adoptive parents to fast-track her fortunes. In “The Devil Is a Liar,” a pregnant pastor’s wife struggles with the collision of western Christianity and her mother’s traditional Cameroonian belief system as she worries about her unborn child.