What Will People Say?

Neville heard that Ougat had caught the eye of a gang general in prison. Some said he was the general’s wife. There was also a story going around that he had stabbed a prisoner who tried to make him a wife in the showers; and the general was impressed with the way he took a life.


And The Winner Is…

…Fiston Mwanza Mujila! Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016, announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature for his first novel, Tram 83. Originally written in French, Tram 83 was translated into English by Roland Glasser and published by Deep Vellum. 35-year-old Mujila is the first…

Literary Africa Stands Still

On Saturday, March 19 2016 a winner will emerge in the third edition of the Etisalat Prize for Literature. It is a three-way literary battle on who will win Africa’s most prestigious literature Prize. The shortlisted books are The Story of Anna P, as Told by Herself by South Africa’s Penny Busetto, Tram 83 by…

Burning Rose

…and Dinah went out among her peers.
A gesture misinterpreted.
If a petal falls from it’s stalk, can it still bud?


Now, I do not know if Amaka’s behaviour is based on a capricious mood. I do not know if I have not shown much care and understanding. I do not know, for sure, what Amaka thinks of me. I seem not to know anything about this friendship with Amaka.