Item description for Transition 96: Finding Nimco (Transition) by Henry Louis Gates Jr....
This new issue of the award-winning journal on black and multicultural studies spotlights the first published excerpt from Tambu's Choice, Tsitsi Dangarembga's first novel since her 1989 Commonwealth Prize-winning Nervous Conditions. There's also an interview with the reclusive author. Other features in this long-awaited issue include Caine Prize-winner Binyavanga Wainaina on "How to Be an African," and a compelling gallery of photographs taken during the filming of Hannah Rose Shell's documentary on the Haitian secondhand clothing industry, Textile Skin.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 6.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 6, 2006
Publisher Soft Skull Press, Transition Books
ISBN 1933368756 ISBN13 9781933368757
Reviews - What do customers think about Transition 96: Finding Nimco (Transition)?
Great Issue -- Great Fiction Feb 7, 2007
I've been reading Transition for over twenty years, and this is one of the best issues yet. They've always had great non-fiction, stuff you couldn't find anywhere else, and this issue is no exception: the cover story, Finding Nimco by Achal Prabhala, is fascinating, and the pictures in Textile Skin (Hanna Rose Shell) are incredible.
But this issue will stand out for Transition's fiction, both novel excerpts: Commonwealth Prize-winner Tsitsi Dangarembga's first published excerpt of Tambu's Choice, and PEN Prize-winner Alexander Boldizar's The River Lena, the hilarious stand-alone first chapter of his novel The Ugly (about a tribe of boulder-throwing mountain men in Siberia).
Transition bills itself as being "from Beijing to Bujumbura" and this issue really is a wild literary ride, from Somalia to Siberia, all good.