The tidemark of African fiction. A deluge of new short stories on murder, magic, family, war and water from twenty-one of Africa's finest writers. 

Edited by Nick Mulgrew & Karina Szczurek, Water: New Short Fiction from Africa is Short Story Day Africa's third anthology of short fiction from the African continent and diaspora. This carefully-curated anthology of twenty-one stories is harvested from the over-400 entries to the project’s annual short story competition, the Short Story Day Africa Prize, in 2015.

The collection includes well-known authors – such as Cat Hellisen, Fred Khumalo, Pede Hollist, Mary Okon Ononokpono, Efemia Chela and Louis Greenberg – alongside emerging stars like Megan Ross, Dayo Ntwari, Louis Ogbere and Alexis Teyie. With settings both realistic and fantastical, and stories both lyrical and urgent, this collection is the definitive high watermark for fiction from Africa this year.

Includes the winning story, "The Worme Bridge" by Cat Hellisen. See the full contents here.