A short piece on the theme of Belonging, read by the author at the 29th Annual PEN Faulkner Celebration in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 2017.
Tobatele was not into tall voluptuous dark women, but he was into her that night. There was something about him that made Tosin curious; yes, she wanted to know him more, despite his annoying words and attitude. She just wasn’t prepared to know him that way…
In his first short story to be published, Roy weaves the intricacies of relationship issues, as experienced by the narrator, and by the latter’s aunt, into a beautiful juxtaposition that portrays two people’s differing approaches to love.
TJ Benson TJ Benson explores mental illness in a haunting and beautiful story which explores the relationship between a man … More
Elsa M’bala “December Rain” highlights familiar, yet very important issues: displacement and homecoming. With an eye for detail and a … More
With her mother’s death still heavy on her heart, Onyinye’s father makes arrangements for her to marry the person … More
A journey through central London by tube, full of flashbacks and loss, as well as the shadow of Lagos, and a meditation on relationships with strangers.
“The Clairvoyant” by Joyce Ashuntantang is part of #100DaysofAfricanReads (curated by @SisterKilljoy). It relates the moving story of how Ma … More
Monique Kwachou The excerpt below, from Monique Kwachou’s short story “Afritude” [originally published in the Caine Prize anthology … More
The excerpt below, from Awes A. Osman’s novel Skinless Goat in Somalia, is part of #100daysofafricanreads (curated by @SisterKilljoy). The … More