Short story 2: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cell One

Lucky I started ahead of time because it's already more than two weeks since my birthday, and I haven't gotten around to reading any more short stories. I did, however, read Marlene Van Niekerk's Agaat which absolutely blew my mind, and was over 600 pages long. So, I don't feel too bad. Second story - one… Continue reading Short story 2: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cell One

Short Story 1: Kazuo Ishiguro, Crooner

It seemed like a good idea to start my short story reading project with the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, Kazuo Ishiguro. If I'm going to learn anything from reading short stories, a Nobel Prize is probably a good place to start. It also seemed like a good idea to start my… Continue reading Short Story 1: Kazuo Ishiguro, Crooner

The Peculiars has been long-listed for the Etisalat Prize

I received the absolute best news yesterday. The Peculiars is one of 9 books (6 South African, 3 Nigerian) to be long listed for the Etisalat prize for Literature. I am extremely honoured to have been considered and humbled to have been long listed alongside writers whom I respect and whose writing I enjoy so much.… Continue reading The Peculiars has been long-listed for the Etisalat Prize

Read Women Write 2014/15: Book 31: Diane Awerbuck – Home Remedies

Diane Awerbuck’s Facebook statuses are some of the funniest things I’ve ever read. Her short story, ‘Leatherman’, had me smiling (jealously) at its cleverness. She curated/edited/organized a collection of stories ‘the Ghost Eater and other stories’ that I have a short story in, and when I met her in person at the launch, she was… Continue reading Read Women Write 2014/15: Book 31: Diane Awerbuck – Home Remedies

Read Women Write 2014/15: Book 30 – Short Story Day Africa – Terra Incognita

I’ve enjoyed speculative fiction for ages (even as far back as when it used to be called sci-fi) so it was really cool to find an anthology of it crafted by African writers. Plus – what a beautiful cover. This project will be the bankrupting of me I swear – African fiction writers have the… Continue reading Read Women Write 2014/15: Book 30 – Short Story Day Africa – Terra Incognita