Congratulations to Jennifer Eneanya who is our winner for the November round of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition.
Eneanya (pictured) from Nigeria scoops the November competition with her short story, North Bound, about a young girl, whose 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.
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 We accept unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, not exceeding 3,500 words, and whose setting and context are primarily set in Africa, or written by African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.
The Bundle of Joy and Other Stories from Africa: Africa Book Club Anthology: Volume 1 (2014), our first anthology featuring past winning stories from the competition is now out, and copies are available from the Africa Book Club store and Amazon.com.