The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories

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The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories

A last swim in a condemned pool leads a troubled teenager and her grandmother to common ground…A young woman finds it so hard to make her way in the city that she takes a drastic situation… A couple receives relationship counseling from a strange family grouping…. A boy meets two exiles from Rwanda—one of them is Gorilla—with remarkable results… A woman summons her father back from the dead… The authors shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize are: Diane Awerbuck (South Africa) for Phosphoresence Efemia Chela (Ghana/Zambia) for Chicken Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe) for The Intervention Billy Kahora (Kenya) for The Gorilla’s Apprentice Okwiri Oduor (Kenya) for My Father’s Head In addition, 12 writers took part in the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop, held 2014 in Zimbabwe, where each produced a special story for this volume. These 17 stories—insightful, arresting and entertaining—reflect the richness and range of writing on the African continent. ‘It provokes and challenges.’ Harare News, Zimbabwe ‘Dazzling and splendidly diverse.’ The Times, UK ‘The Caine Prize continues to gather the many-varied streams of African writing.’ The Mercury, South Africa

ISBN: 978-1-78026-174-4

Weight: Kg


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