Writing advice from Rémy Ngamije on when to end a short story.
In 2013 my mom's former London flatmate came to visit her in Ballito. She brought my sister and I each a book. I can't remember what I got, but somehow my sister's copy of Alice Munro's Dear Life ended up in my possession. Munro is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize for… Continue reading Short Story 5: Alice Munro – Train
In September last year, I saw Ken Liu talk at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town. He was serious, dressed in an overcoat (I might be projecting this), and his responses to the host were always long and detailed, but fascinating. It was clear that this was a writer who thought a lot about… Continue reading Short Story 4: Ken Liu – The Paper Menagerie
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