Stories abound. People tell stories when they sip tea. When they meet friends in the streets. When they talk with their children at nighttime. Stories float in the air, walk over soily paths, hide in the innermost being op people.
Chika Unigwe has decided to write down one of these stories that she met. A story about a hesitant mother and her new born baby Beth(lehem). You can read the story here.
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A story about nightmares and race and growing up with boys with different backgrounds. The writer tells these tales in his own discovery of his place and his environment.
Ekow Eshun was born in London (UK), raised for a few years in Accra (Ghana), due to his family roots, and then London followed again.
Here you will find his story in the magazine GRANTA.
She is a young writer, born in Mampong (Ghana). When her family moved to the United States, she moved along. She did her studies over there and her longing to become a writer was born. She published a book ‘Homegoing’ (2016) that was accepted very well.
Here you will find a short story written by Yaa, for the magazine GRANTA.
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Short stories are popular.
What is the cause for its popularity? It is due to the short space that is needed to complete reading a story? Is it the quality? Is it due to magazines that want writers to appear on their pages with a short story?
Here you find a collection of short story collections. All from the African continent and written by women.
One of the most important literary events is the Short Story Day and the ensuing publication of short stories.
Diane Awerbuck interviews the three editors of the collection, named Migrations.
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A story to be pondered.
A story written by the South African writer Thando Mgqolozana, who caused a stir earlier this year with his remarks about the white literary system.
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The task is to write a story within one hour. The length of the story should be between 50 and 500 words. The content of the story is a response to an image.
The South African writer Ivan Vladislavic took up the challenge.
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