Book summary - Who are Africa’s most promising emerging short story writers? Mukana Press sought to answer that question by scouting the continent for largely undiscovered talent. The result? This Collection! Africa’s stories have largely been relegated to themes of poverty, and war; yet there is so much more brilliance, texture, and layers to our stories. This collection seeks to provide a platform for the rest of the world to become acquainted with the excellence of talent outside of the mainstream, as well as tell our stories from fresh vantage points.
A young woman creates an alternative identity on social media in Nigeria, a little girl discovers hidden photographs of the father she never met, a serial killer stalks his victims, a woman watches the evolution of a newlywed couple’s relationship through their window in Zanzibar. The stories in this collection are eclectic, breathtaking, and illuminate readers to an Africa that has largely been left untold.
My review - The book is a collection of short stories by some of Africa's most promising emerging short story writers. The story vary in theme but, most of the stories had adult references and isn't appropriate for a young audience. I thought some of the stories were well written and developed. A few stories were creepy and interesting that made me crave more stories like that. There was a small amount of stories I didn't really like. I felt like that they were uncompleted or something was missing in translation. I had a hard time understanding what was going on or the point of the story. Overall, I think the anthology was well done and showcased some interesting and talented writers.