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message 1: by Anetq, Tour Operator & Guide (new)

Anetq | 720 comments Mod
I figured we should have a place to suggest further short story reading, so here it is - please add to the suggestions below!

message 2: by Anetq, Tour Operator & Guide (last edited May 25, 2017 03:20PM) (new)

Anetq | 720 comments Mod
This looks interesting:
Africa 39 by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey Africa 39 (paperback + ebooks are available)

From the Hay Festival page about the collection: "Africa39 is a Hay Festival and Rainbow Book Club Project which has selected and now celebrates 39 of the best African south of the Sahara writers under the age of 40. It was launched in UNESCO’s World Book Capital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in October 2014."
See the list of authors here:

message 3: by Anetq, Tour Operator & Guide (last edited May 25, 2017 03:42PM) (new)

Anetq | 720 comments Mod
And here is the regional winner for Africa in the
2017 commonwealth short story prize:
Faraaz Mahomed: The Pigeon available online for free in Granta - the magazine of new writing.

message 4: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 543 comments One of my favorite short story collections is:

An Elegy for Easterly: Stories by Petina Gappah

The short story collection I am hoping to read in the next month:
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

A couple of others:
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan. A lot of these stories were published by The New Yorker but do not know if they are still available for reading online.

The Granta Book of the African Short Story edited by Helon Habila

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