Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our monthly writing competition for the months of January and February 2015.
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.
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?
Andrew Dakalira from Malawi is the winner of our Africa Book Club Short Reads competition for June. His entry, Perseverance, highlights the plight that many women suffer at the hands of their spouses. Etornam Agbodo from Nigeria is this month’s runner-up with his story, Half a Loaf, about a young girl’s life struggles, as she […]
Nabanda was in deep thought as she added wood to the fire and adjusted the pot on top of it. It was beans again. Lanjesi would not be pleased. But they had no choice. That was all she had in the house.
The chiperoni winds were particularly bad that evening. She wrapped her shawl tightly around her shoulders as she sat outside her matrimonial hut, tending to her cooking. The sun had set. Mavuto and Chimwemwe were not back yet. Their father was going to beat them up again.
The winning story for April’s competition comes from Malawi’s Andrew Dakalira, who writes about 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.
People gather to mourn one of their township’s well-respected residents. But they are not prepared for the drama that ensues.
Africa Book Club is pleased to announce the winners of our December 2013 Africa Book Club Short Reads competition. Six stories made our final shortlist. The winning entry for December is Into the Bush, a story by Mulumba Ivan Matthias from Uganda, about a family forced to flee the city and seek refuge in the village when the violence of war starts to take its toll. Andrew Dakalira from Malawi, David Chasumba from Zimbabwe, and Christopher Otim from Uganda share the runner-up spot.