Download and enjoy this free collection of shortlisted stories from the AFREADA Photo-Story Competition.
At first, everybody was excited about the coming year. The last day of the year was seen as an ideal time to reflect on doing things differently. For most, a time for reinvention, to start anew, but first to break the shackles off the old year… [1min]
We’ve joined forces with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning publishers to give away five copies of her highly anticipated new book, Dear Ijeawele.
An illicit love affair that turns sour is the starting point in this lyrical and moving exploration of the human heart. Véronique Tadjo weaves together a rich tapestry of voices to tell stories of parting and return, suffering, healing and desire.
A review by Darkowaa of AfricanBookAddict.com.
Her free hand clutches his wrist all through the ride, except when the steering wheel demands her use of both hands. She divides her attention between the road and his face. Her eyes dig beyond his countenance to uncover his thoughts… [10mins]
Kandake’s dead, her body was found hanging from a tree, blood streaming between her thighs and cuts on her pale breasts. It was Kumkani, her twin brother who discovered her and after untying her rigid body, letting it slump onto him and holding it for a long time, he finally let out a piercing cry that woke the village… [8mins]
It had begun some weeks back when Isinam had gone to Connexions, the cybercafé she was used to frequenting. It was near the Federal Secretariat, some distance from her house behind Nsebisi Road, but didn’t have the power or connectivity issues those near home had. It was also comfortable—tiled floor, plush seats, flat screen monitors and opaque-walled cubicles that offered some privacy… [7mins]
Anaza dies on June 2nd. But on that day, he will walk into Aunty Orahachi’s bar and buy drinks for young men who are tired of looking for white collar jobs, who cut grass in homes where all the virile adult men have gone off to big cities, who impregnate bread hawker’s daughters and argue with their own mothers and lock their sisters out for keeping late nights… [6mins]