Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our monthly writing competition for the months of January and February 2015.
Mwangi Joseph Macharia is the winner of our January 2015 round of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition. In My Pee Pee Thing, Mwangi recounts the tribulations of a man, who goes through hell as he desperately tries to win back his estranged wife.
Lynda Kasina’s story, The Sun Also Rises, about a grieving mother and her son, is our runner-up for January.
Andrew Dakalira’s story, Chigomezgo, is the winner of the February 2015 competition. Dakalira’s story is about two children, one from the village and the other from a city, whose lives are brought together.
Congratulations to the winners.
February 2015 Winner
- Chigomezgo (by Andrew Dakalira) – Malawi
January 2015 Winners
- My Pee Pee Thing (by Mwangi Joseph Macharia) – Kenya
- The Sun Also Rises (by Lynda Kasina) – Kenya
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 We accept unpublished fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, not exceeding 3,500 words, and whose setting and context are primarily set in Africa, or written by African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.
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.