An anthology of short stories from around the world
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Vol. 2 takes readers on a journey through modern African cities and personalities crumbling under the weight of their own complex history. We find unexpected lovers - covert couplings, passionate and forbidden - and encounter questions of identity and family are brought to the fore and confronted with varying degrees of success by different entertaining characters.
This second volume features writer, established and emerging, who have their own unique voice and style. Some are elaborate and almost psychedelic in their use of language while others are subtle, sparing with words yet able to craft personal and delicate small worlds that draw the reader in.
These stories surprise, soothe, question and flare off the page with their intensity.
The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! is the official anthology of Black Letter Media’s annual short story writing competition. This competition is open to writers from all over the world.
Obinna Udenwe (first prize winner), Mapule Mohulatsi (joint second prize winner), Christine Coates (joint second prize winner), Thato Magano, Gugu Mary Tizita McLaren, Nkosithandile Peme, Adaobi Okwy, Evan Morris, Khalid Salleh, Pamela Moeng, Stephen Embleton.