As the narrative mode across cultures and time, the short story form wings from oral “folktales” to myths of origin, from parables of caution to contemporary narratives of disclosure, disquiet and discovery. Humans have always valued the short story as a way to make sense of the world, and their place in it. Closure is essentially about human striving.
The first Black British short story anthology since IC3 (2000), Closure illustrates that journey. Where IC3 voiced a burning for self-definition, Closure offers contemporary conversations of “Black Britishness” – a lived reality that is like air or breath or blood. The breadth of this experience is expressed through a variety of form and tone; of stylistic ranges and the richness of its diverse themes. Closure as a title invites a subversive response; this anthology is filled with stories which, like lives, rarely end in the way we might imagine.
Dinesh Angelo Allirajah
Lynne E. Blackwood
Fred D Aguiar
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Louisa Adjoa Parker,br. Desiree Reynolds
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