The winning story for April’s competition comes from Malawi’s Andrew Dakalira. His story, Funeral Woes, relives the drama that follows when a local township loses one of its most illustrious sons.
Alieu Bundu from Sierra Leone is our runner-up with his story, Beyond the Mountains of Kabala , about a young couple looking forward to getting married and having their first child.
Congratulations to our April 2014 Africa Book Club Short Reads Competition winners.
- Funeral Woes (by Andrew Dakalira) – Malawi
- Beyond the Mountains of Kabala (by Alieu Bundu) – Sierra Leone
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 We accept unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, not exceeding 3,500 words, and whose setting and context are primarily set in Africa, or written by African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.