THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK


This book is a collection of twelve stories written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Most of these stories have been published before, some under another title, one has even been published twice before finding itself in this collection.  Let me state first that I have enjoyed these stories very much. They have been … Continue reading THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK

TJ Benson’s Short Story Collection to be Published by Parresia


Some stories linger on, from one magazine to another. Some stories fade away after the first readers have moved to other shores. Some stories have been left behind and no one searches for the lost words. Now publisher Parresia has decided to collect and to put together between covers short stories written by T.  J. … Continue reading TJ Benson’s Short Story Collection to be Published by Parresia

DE MOSKEE IN DE STEEG


This is a collection of stories by the Egyptian writer Nagieb Mahfouz (or any other way of writing نجيب محفوظ ). This stories have been put together for a Dutch publication. The date of the publication is 1988, the very same year the writer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. So in the wake … Continue reading DE MOSKEE IN DE STEEG

Bethlehem


Stories abound. People tell stories when they sip tea. When they meet friends in the streets. When they talk with their children at nighttime. Stories float in the air, walk over soily paths, hide in the innermost being op people. Chika Unigwe has decided to write down one of these stories that she met. A … Continue reading Bethlehem

soon comes the night


A story about nightmares and race and growing up with boys with different backgrounds. The writer tells these tales in his own discovery of his place and his environment. Ekow Eshun was born in London (UK), raised for a few years in Accra (Ghana), due to his family roots, and then  London followed again. Here … Continue reading soon comes the night