Many stories can be told about the situation in Sudan, the split between north and south, the atrocities, daily life. David L. Lukudu wrote a story that won the second prize in a competition that led to the book ‘I know two Sudans’.
David hails from Sudan, moved to Uganda and Kenya, now he works in South Sudan with the WHO. His field of expertise is medicine.
Read his story, published here by Warscapes.
Just for us.
Or just for you.
The short story was published in BAZAAR, a magazine.
The story has been written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
You will find the story here.
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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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