Captive: New Short Fiction from Africa (Paperback)

Captive: New Short Fiction from Africa By Short Story Day Africa (Created by), Sola Njoku, Moso Sematlane Cover Image
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From Short Story Day Africa, eleven writers from Africa and the African diaspora explore the identities that connect us, the obsessions that bewitch us, and the self-delusions that drive us apart.

Passion and apathy, creation and destruction, honesty and deception--the blurred lines between these powerful forces are fundamental to the human condition. In three parts, the writers of Captive investigate these liminal spaces and rail against the boxes in which others seek to confine them, as writers, as Africans, and as humans.

Journey from the fantastical Heaven's Mouth where time stands still, to a London bus where a neurodiverse woman steals love to the songs of Tom Jones . . . flip the page to Ghana to examine a fertility fetish, or a post-apocalyptic Lesotho where sentient AI uses our emotions against us . . . visit the deceptively beautiful islands off the Tanzanian coast, where the ocean is always hungry, and women pay the price. Captive is a riot of imagination, a collision of worlds, and a testament to the shape-shifting nature of the soul.

About the Author

Writers: Abba Amissah Asibon (Ghana) Doreen Anyango (Uganda) Emily Pensulo (Zambia) Josephen Sokan (Nigeria/UK) Kabubu Mutua (Kenya) Khumbo Mhone (Malawi) Moso Sematlane (Lesotho) N.A. Dawn (South Africa) Salma Abdulatif Yusuf (Kenya) Sola Njoku (Nigeria) Zanta Nkumane (Eswatini) Mentors: Tochukwu Okafor, Karen Jennings, TJ Benson, Doreen Baingana, Olumide Popoola and Emma Shercliff Edited by Rachel Zadok and Helen Moffett

Product Details
ISBN: 9781946395948
ISBN-10: 1946395943
Publisher: Catalyst Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 453
Language: English