A young girl is swept off her feet by the charms of a man who lures her away from the village with promises of a better life. Life for the couple starts off happily but soon the marriage takes a turn for the worse.
Left home along after his mother leaves for the shamba, a young boy finds himself confronting an unexpected intruder. Mwangi’s story, told in his characteristic poetic style, raises important questions even as he narrates this interesting encounter involving a boy, a mentally ill woman, a chicken, and a hawk.
A young girl’s life turns to hell, after she runs away from home. The story explores the web of deceit, greed and exploitation that so often sour the dreams of young women lured away from their communities.
Zimbabwean writer David Chasumba shares this story about a black farmer, who mistreats his workers and refuses to compensate them fairly for their hard work. The workers decide to turn tables on their master.
Mengesha shares the story of Fati and Birahima two child soldiers, whose lives are entangled in the theatre of war. The two young stars discover their feelings for each other, even as they confront their demons.
This short story is about a family rocked by a myriad of death tragedies involving several of their own. Following yet another death, the family gathers for the funeral. When the village chief is invited to speak to the mourners, no one expects what follows.
A miserly father, who refuses to share his wealth with his own family is served a taste of his own medicine.
Drama ensues as a village in Malawi prepares to instal a new chief, replacing one that has died. Question is, will the new chief be man enough to take over the mantle?
The story revolves around a young woman still struggling to come to grips with her mother’s cruelty. Years later, the woman returns to her village to bury her deceased mother, and finally learns the truth.
In this moving story about a mother and her son, who are forced to leave their home after the husband passes away, Elinettie Chabwera explores the challenges and sacrifices that many women face in many societies. Hers is a story that reminds us why property rights are especially important for women and society as a whole.