My short stories in top 25 free downloads at Ether Books
My three short stories are in the top 25 free downloads at nos. 3, 4 and 11 at Ether Books. Download them for free downloads on apple and google store at http://bit.ly/1gTfErK. Thanks for those of you who have read them.
October 27, 2013
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Short story submissions not good for BBC ‘s short story award 2013
It is disappointing to hear that the standards of submissions were very low. According to one of the judges, very few people are good at short stories. Sad indictment for short stories. We need to up the game!
The Power of women’s writing. The prize’s second all-female shortlist shows it’s ‘suited to women’s innovative brilliance’
September 23, 2013
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Toni Morrison is one of my favourite writers and her quote below is the essence of her novel Jazz:
“Sometimes I hear blues, sometimes spirituals or jazz and I’ve appropriated it. I’ve tried to reconstruct the texture of it in my writing – certain kinds of repetition – its profound simplicity”.
Source: Paul Gilroy, “Living Memory: An Interview with Toni Morrison,” in Paul Gilroy, Small Acts (London: Serpents Tail,
Storymoja Hay Festival – many stories, one world
As an African, I am so proud to see the fusion of the Hay Festival and Storymoja. What a smorsgasboard of creativity in Nairobi! I hope this collaboration will spread all over Africa. I have a dream to do something similar in Zambia.
September 18, 2013
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