ID is HERE
WHO WE ARE WHO WE CHOOSE TO BE
African identities are too often defined for us and not by us. The call for this anthology asked writers from the continent and the diaspora for “innovative short fiction that explores identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality; that looks beyond the boundaries of expectation, into the truest definitions of ourselves."
This powerful collection is the result. It showcases the multiple ways in which African writers see themselves and their communities, and the depth, variety and innovation of their interpretations. From Benin to Ethiopia, from Morocco to South Africa, the stories here reveal uncomfortable and fascinating truths about who we are. In a world of rising nationalism and factionalism, of increasingly crude and reductive notions of identity, these stories insist on the complexity, intimacy and interconnectedness of African identities. Prepare to be amazed, challenged and enchanted.
Includes the winning story, "All Our Lives" by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor. See the full contents here.