Andrew Dakalira from Malawi is the winner of our Africa Book Club Short Reads competition for June. His entry, Perseverance, highlights the plight that many women suffer at the hands of their spouses.
Etornam Agbodo from Nigeria is this month’s runner-up with his story, Half a Loaf, about a young girl’s life struggles, as she blazes a new trail for her family and village.
Congratulations to Andrew and Etornam.
- Perseverance (by Andrew Dakalira) – Malawi
- Half a Loaf (by Etornam Agbodo) – Nigeria
For a limited time, you can read all the stories online at Africa Book Club.
About the Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition
The Africa Book Club “Short Reads” Competition is a monthly writing competition that features short stories drawn from contributors across the African continent. We accept unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, not exceeding 3,500 words, and whose setting and context are primarily set in Africa, or written by African authors.
We welcome entries that celebrate Africa’s diversity and rich story telling traditions – anything from fiction and non-fiction stories that reflect life on the continent to childhood memoirs and travel stories. For more about the competition, including eligibility criteria, prizes and entry process, click here. You can also find all the recent winning stories here.