Since 2010, Africa Book Club has been the go-to place for book lovers looking to explore interesting fiction and non-fiction from Africa. From the popular Africa Book Club Short Reads monthly writing competition, comes this original collection of short stories.
We have pulled together over 50 winning stories that run the breadth of the continent in terms of the countries and themes they cover. They reflect a continent on the move, one that is bustling with life, creativity, love, laughter, opportunity, hope, and promise – a far cry from the singularly negative stereotypes that so often come to mind when reading about Africa.
I travelled the length of Africa, in 52 stories, from Uganda to Nigeria, Somalia to Kenya, Zimbabwe to Malawi, Namibia to Botswana, and South Africa to Ghana, to Swaziland. Then back again! The stories are rich, yet, describing the plight of Africans without being verbose or prosaic. — Damilola OLANIYI