Launch date: 28th Sep 2015
In this ambitious and intriguing anthology of short stories, well-known and award-winning writers such as Monica Ali, Bernardine Evaristo, Fred D’Aguiar and Leone Ross contribute some of their most challenging work. They share these pages with gifted writers, some also award-winning, who have never been published before.
Closure, the work of writers who are happy to describe themselves as Black British, stands out for its rich variety of styles, forms and themes. Raw realism, the erotic, elegant economy, the fanciful and the speculative all feature here. There is trauma and humour, tenderness and transgression.
The contributors to Closure display a keen awareness of the short story form in all its contemporary possibilities as a way of telling and finding a form for the writer’s vision.
These are stories about the ways in which we do and do not love, unrequited yearnings, the quiet and often hidden violence in our lives, moments of epiphany and the precious occasions of jubilation and uplift.
ISBN: 9781845232887 - Pages: 240 - Price: £9.99
Dinesh Angelo Allirajah
Lynne E. Blackwood
Nana-Essi Casely Hayford
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Louisa Adjoa Parker