This month, we interview two past winners of the competition, Nicola Coady from South Africa and Mark Mngomezulu from Swaziland. Coady, (pictured), won our September 2013 competition with her short story, Obio, about a man who embarks on a journey to the town of Boje in search of a cure for his ailment. Mngomezulu’s story, The Village Breadman, won the competition in October 2013.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition for the months of January and February. This time round, our list of winners has a markedly Southern African flavor. Priscillar Matara from Botswana scooped the top prize with her story, My Mother, My Brother and I, about a child […]
Congratulations to our winners of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition for October 2013. Mark Mngomezulu from Swaziland (pictured) is the winner of of our October Short Reads competition with his story, The Village Breadman. Mngomezulu, a previous finalist, beat out tight competition from the other finalists. His story, told simply and concisely, follows Manyosi as he goes about delivering bread to his customers. Manyosi is determined to improve his lot. He is working to save enough money so he can buy himself a small van in two years. Or so it seems, until another side of his personality unravels.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural winners of our monthly Africa Book Club Short Reads competition. Fifty-three entries were received during the month. So what is our take? In one word – fabulous. When we launched the competition in the last week of July, we didn’t know what to expect. Afterall, this is by no means the richest competition out there. More than the number of entries, what’s impressed us most is the sheer richness of the entries.