MIGRATIONS is HERE
The story of Africa is the story of souls migrating. Twenty-one of Africa's finest writers bring fresh urgent perspectives to one of our most profound phenomena, and the basis of all our greatest stories.
Edited by Efemia Chela and Bongani Kona under the mentorship of Helen Moffett, Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa is Short Story Day Africa's fourth anthology of short fiction from the African continent and diaspora. This carefully-curated anthology of twenty-one stories is harvested from the over-450 entries to the project’s annual short story competition, the Short Story Day Africa Prize, in 2016, and comes at a time of great geopolitical upheaval. A time when countless displaced souls are on the move.
The collection includes well-known authors – such as Arja Salafranca, Lauri Kubuitsile, Fred Khumalo, Mary Okon Ononokpono and Karen Jennings – alongside emerging stars like Sibongile Fisher, TJ Benson, Megan Ross and Izda Luhumuyo. From treks both physical and spiritual, journeys both internal and across continents, from the comfort of ancient myth to the desperation of those currently fleeing their homes, this collection redefines what it means to be human.
Includes the winning story, "A Door Ajar" by Sibongile Fisher. See the full contents here.