Water Anthology

by Short Story Day Africa

KSh 900

The tidemark of African fiction. A deluge of new short stories on murder, magic, family, war and water from twenty-one of Africa’s finest writers.

Edited by Nick Mulgrew & Karina Szczurek, Water: New Short Fiction from Africa is Short Story Day Africa’s third anthology of short fiction from the African continent and diaspora. This carefully-curated anthology of twenty-one stories is harvested from the over-400 entries to the project’s annual short story competition, the Short Story Day Africa Prize, in 2015.

The collection includes well-known authors – such as Cat Hellisen, Fred Khumalo, Pede Hollist, Mary Okon Ononokpono, Efemia Chela and Louis Greenberg – alongside emerging stars like Megan Ross, Dayo Ntwari, Louis Ogbere and Alexis Teyie. With settings both realistic and fantastical, and stories both lyrical and urgent, this collection is the definitive high watermark for fiction from Africa this year.

Includes the winning story, The Worme Bridge by Cat Hellisen.

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Author: Short Story Day Africa
ISBN: 978-1780263083
Publisher: New Internationalist
Size (inches): 5 x 0.9 x 7.6
Pages: 284pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Weight: 301 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: April 26, 2016

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Short Story Day Africa

Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories and foster the love of reading and writing African fiction. Rachel Zadok Rachel Zadok was born in Tel Aviv and raised in Johannesburg. She has a National Diploma in Fine Arts. She is the author of two shortlisted novels: Gem Squash Tokoloshe (2005) and Sister-Sister (2013). Nick Mulgrew Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town, at which he is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar in residence. He is an associate editor of Prufrock, the editor of uHlanga, and a columnist for the Sunday Times."