Congratulations to our September winners of the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition. Nicola Coady (pictured) from South Africa is the winner of our September competition with her short story, Obio, about a man on his way to Boje, a city in Nigeria. Obio has never left his village before, not even to visit the neighboring villages, and now he nervously embarks on this must-trip to renew his life after a harrowing experience. This is a short story with all the magical ingredients – great dialogue, tension, and humor all throughout. Our first runner-up , May Kisanya from Kenya, submitted Lemayian’s Invention, a touching story about a young Maasai boy , who not only survives a difficult birth, but goes on to make it to the circumcision ceremony – an initiation rite that presages the transition to manhood. And in Endangered, our second runner-up Constant va Graan from Namibia writes about a students’ hiking trip to the Kruger National Park visit that goes horribly wrong.
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