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Accra Noir

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories by: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Kwame Dawes, Adjoa Twum, Kofi Blankson Ocansey, Billie McTernan, Ernest Kwame Nkrumah Addo, Patrick Smith, Anne Sackey, Gbontwi Anyetei, Nana-Ama Danquah, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Eibhlín Ní Chléirigh, and Anna Bossman. From the introduction by Nana-Ama Danquah: Accra is the perfect setting for noir fiction. The telling of such tales—ones involving or suggesting death, with a protagonist who is flawed or devious, driven by either a self-serving motive or one of the seven deadly sins—is woven into the fabric of the city’s everyday life . . . Accra is more than just a capital city. It is a microcosm of Ghana. It is a virtual map of the nation’s soul, a complex geographical display of its indigenous presence, the colonial imposition, declarations of freedom, followed by coups d’état, decades of dictatorship, and then, finally, a steady march forward into a promising future . . . Much like Accra, these stories are not always what they seem. The contributors who penned them know too well how to spin a story into a web . . . It is an honor and a pleasure to share them and all they reveal about Accra, a city of allegories, one of the most dynamic and diverse places in the world.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: One Day for Master
“Chop Money” by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (Mallam Atta Market)
“Shape-Shifters” by Adjoa Twum (Pig Farm)
“Moon Over Aburi” by Kwame Dawes (Aburi)
“Fantasia in Fans and Flat Screens” by Kofi Blankson Ocansey (Jamestown)

Part II: Heaven Gate, No Bribe
“The Labadi Sunshine Bar” by Billie McTernan (Labadi)
“The Driver” by Ernest Kwame Nkrumah Addo (Weija)
“The Situation” by Patrick Smith (Labone)

Part III: All Die Be Die
“Intentional Consequences” by Anne Sackey (Kanda)
“Tabilo Wu?f?” by Gbontwi Anyetei (Airport Hills)
“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Nana-Ama Danquah (Cantonments)

Part IV: Sea Never Dry
“Kweku’s House” by Ayesha Harruna Attah (Tesano)
“The Boy Who Wasn’t There” by Eibhlín Ní Chléirigh (East Legon)
“Instant Justice” by Anna Bossman (High Street)

Kategorie: Krimi