ID Identity: New Short Fiction From Africa

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Helen Moffett
New Internationalist, Oct 15, 2018 - Fiction

Short Story day africabrings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers,
teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read,
workshop and discuss stories.

The theme for Short Story Day Africa's (SSDA) latest anthology is 'Identity'. It's annual competition sought innovative short fiction exploring identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality. The shortlist of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be announced in early 2018.

Limbo by Innocent Ilo - Nigeria
All Our Lives by Okafor Tochukwu - Nigeria
Borrowed by the Wind by David Medalie - South Africa
God Skin by Michael Yee - South Africa
Who We Were Then, Who We Are Now by Nadu Ologoudou - Benin
Plums by Kharys Laue - South Africa
Waiting by Harriet Anena - Uganda
The Piano Player by Agazit Abate - Ethiopia
A Brief Eruption Of Madness by Eric Essono Tsimi - Cameroon
When the War Came Home by Heran Abate - Ethiopia
Ibinabo by Michael Agugom - Nigeria
Fever by Alithnayn Abdulkareem - Nigeria
Unblooming by Alexis Teyie - Kenya
Transubstantiation by Genna Gardini - South Africa
Taba by Adelola Ojutiku - Nigeria
Bloated by Hanna Ali - Somalia
The Geography of Sunflowers by Michelle Angwenyi - Kenya
The House on the Corner by Lester Walbrugh - South Africa
Blue in Green by Chourouq Nasri -Morocco
Sew Your Mouth by Cherrie Kandie - Kenya
South of Samora by Farai Mudzingwa - Zimbabwe

 

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Contents

introdUction
7
all our lives
13
the Piano Player
23
God skin
37
Plums
49
ibinabo
63
anna
79
the house on the corner
87
Harriet Anena
145
Innocent Ilo
163
Unblooming
179
the things they said
189
south of samora
199
transubstantiation
211
what we could have Been
227
taba
243

this is what waking feels like
97
one Brief eruption of madness
109
Per annum
121
sew my mouth
133
who we were there
253
the Geography of sunflowers
269
BioGraPhies
278
donate to short story day africa
286

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