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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
From time to time, collections of modern African short stories like the collection here noted should be published in order to keep an increasingly aware readership abreast of articulate literary production. When such collections are prepared, their editors would do well to be led by the general principles expressed by Chinua Achebe in a short, but very cogent, introduction: The indebtedness of modern African writing to its wealth of oral traditions is taken for granted by the editors and they see no necessity to demonstrate the link further by including traditional tales in this collection.
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