The Prophet Of Zongo Street: Stories by Mohammed Naseehu AliThe Prophet Of Zongo Street: Stories by Mohammed Naseehu Ali

The Prophet Of Zongo Street: Stories

byMohammed Naseehu Ali

Paperback | August 15, 2006

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A dazzling collection of stories, The Prophet of Zongo Street takes readers to a world that seamlessly blends African folklore and myths with modernity. Set primarily on Zongo Street, a fictitious community in West Africa, the stories -- which are reminiscent of the works of Ben Okri and Amos Tutuola -- introduce us to wonderfully quirky characters and the most uproarious, poignant, and rawest moments of life. There's Kumi, the enigmatic title character who teaches a young boy to finally ask questions of his traditions. And as Ali moves his characters to America we meet Felix, who struggles with America's love of the exotic in "Rachmaninov."

The Prophet of Zongo Street heralds a new voice and showcases Mohammed Naseehu Ali's extraordinary ability to craft stories that are both allegorical and unforgettable.

Mohammed Naseehu Ali, a native of Ghana, is a writer and musician. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and Bennington College, Ali has published fiction and essays inThe New Yorker, theNew York Times,Mississippi Review, Bomb, Gathering of the Tribes,andEssence. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:The Prophet Of Zongo Street: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060887508

ISBN - 13:9780060887506

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“Colorful tales...funny, frightening, sad, shocking and, most of all, deeply humane.”