Not So Stories

Abaddon Books
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Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories was one of the first true children’s books in the English language, a timeless classic that continues to delight readers to this day. Beautiful, evocative and playful, the stories of How the Whale Got His Throat or How the First Letter Was Written paint a world of magic and wonder.

It’s also deeply rooted in British colonialism. Kipling saw the Empire as a benign, civilising force, in a way that’s troubling to modern readers. Not So Stories attempts to redress the balance, bringing together new and established writers of colour from around the world to take the Just So Stories back, to interrogate, challenge and celebrate their legacy.

Including stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar, Joseph E. Cole, Raymond Gates, Stewart Hotston, Zina Hutton, Georgina Kamsika, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Krueger, Tauriq Moosa, Jeannette Ng, Ali Nouraei, Wayne Santos and Zedeck Siew, illustrations by Woodrow Phoenix and an introduction by Nikesh Shukla.

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About the author

David Thomas Moore was once a frail thing, O Best Beloved, with neither a thick shell nor poisonous spines nor his unparalleled editorial insight. But after outwitting a tortoise, a platypus and his friend and mentor Jonathan Oliver, he became the extraordinary creature who works for Abaddon Books and lives in Reading, England with his wife and daughter you know today.

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Publisher
Abaddon Books
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Published on
Apr 10, 2018
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781786181039
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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