Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Imaro: Nyumbani Tales by Charles Saunders

Nyumbani Tales
by Charles Saunders
2018 MV Media

A collection of short stories set in Nyumbani, the setting for the Imaro stories. While some have characters from the novels, Imaro himself doesn't make an appearance. Most are based on African folk tales, and have that medium's narrative structure more than that of heroic fantasy. Some warriors, witches, warlocks, curses, and monsters, including a blob monster like the Creeping Terror.

The last, and best, tale took me by surprise as it ended exactly like the film Dogville, but I found that both were based on Pirate Jenny from the Threepenny Opera.

A bit tricky to get these days, try Abebooks

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