Telling Stories

Postcolonial Short Fiction in English

Jacqueline Bardolph


  • Rodopi
  • Amsterdam
  • 2001
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 494 pages


The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. The book has a chapter on 'Women's Short Fiction in Zimbabwe.'


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Jacqueline Bardolph died in 1999 and was Professor of English at the University of Nice, and wrote extensively on the postcolonial novel and short fiction, with a focus on African literature.