Africa Book Club is delighted to announce the winners of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition for March 2014. Mivanyi Kadala from Nigeria is our winner for the month with his story, Things Lost in Fog, about an elderly man confronting one of his worst nightmares.
Jane Nannono from Uganda and Ras Mengesha from Kenya scooped the runners-up prize. Nannono’s story, Move Back To Move Forward, is about a woman struggling to escape her past, while Mengesha’s entry, Rough Dimples in the Wall, provides a window into a world torn apart by terrorism.
We would like to thank all the entrants. Happy reading!
- Things Lost in Fog (by Mivanyi Kadala) – Nigeria
- Move Back To Move Forward (by Jane Nannono) – Uganda
- Rough Dimples in the Wall (by Ras Mengesha) – Kenya
- The Forked Stick (by Afeso Akanbi) – 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 We accept unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, not exceeding 3,500 words, and whose setting and context are primarily set in Africa, or written by African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.