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The 2003 O. Henry Prize Stories

By on June 22, 2017

Much like Monday’s feature from the Caine Prize, this collection features stories submitted for the O. Henry prize – one of the most prestigious awards for short fiction in the United States. Stories are pulled from literary magazines across the country and in 2003, the shortlist featured a wide…


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The Anchor Book of Modern African Stories

By on June 20, 2017

Four things attracted me to this short story collection. First,  the cover which is a tapestry of the essence of the unique sense of style of my African brothers and sisters. Second, the foreword was written by the Grandfather of African Literature – Achebe. Third, the collection was edited by a…


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A Life in Full and other Stories

By on June 19, 2017

As a short story aficionado, I am always ecstatic when the season for the Caine Prize rolls in, because it gives an opportunity to discover new short fiction which celebrates the diversity of the African continent. The coordinators of the coveted prize often compile the submissions (and then some) into…

Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.

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