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Ross, Jacob
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd
Published: November 1, 2015
ISBN: 9781845232887
196 pages


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.


Monica Ali
Dinesh Angelo Allirajah
Muli Amaye
Lynne E. Blackwood
Judith Bryan
Nana-Essi Casely-Hayford
Jacqueline Clarke
Jacqueline Crooks
Fred D Aguiar
Sylvia Dickinson
Bernardine Evaristo
Gaylene Gould
Michelle Inniss
Valda Jackson
Pete Kalu
Patrice Lawrence
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Tariq Mehmood
Raman Mundair
Sai Murray
Chantal Oakes
Karen Onojaife
Koye Oyedeji
Louisa Adjoa Parker,br. Desiree Reynolds
Hana Riaz
Akila Richards
Leone Ross
Seni Seneviratne
Ayesha Siddiqi
Mahsuda Snaith

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