The Bundle of Joy and Other Stories from Africa is the first volume of stories selected from the Africa Book Reads monthly writing competition, which was launched in August 2013. Released December 2014, the anthology features 52 stories that are all either set in Africa or written by African authors.
At just under 300 pages, the anthology showcases 36 writers representing 14 African countries – from South Africa to Somalia. Most of the stories come from as-yet unpublished writers. However, their talent shines through undeniably. The work spans many wide-ranging themes, reflecting the diversity of the African continent.