Short Story Day Africa – 21 June

Short Story Day Africa has established a day, 21st June – the shortest day of the year – on which to celebrate the diversity of Africa’s voices and tell you who we really are; what we love; love to eat, read, write about.

We want to bring you the scents on our street corners, the gossip from our neighbours, let you listen to strains of the music we dance to.

When Nigerian novelist, ChimAmanda Ngozi Adichie, addressed the TED Conference in 2009, she spoke of the danger of the single story, a distorted, one-dimensional view of Africa that sees the continent only through a prism of war, disease, poverty, starvation and corruption.

Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories – and foster the love of reading and writing African fiction. Because we have something to tell the world. About us. In our own voices.’

Read our post to celebrate this day: Five Kick-Starts For Your New Short Story.

If you want to learn how to write a short story, join us for Short Cuts in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.

If you enjoyed this post, read:

  1. The Secret to Writing A Great Short Story
  2. Five 10-Minute Fixes For Your Short Story
  3. The Top 20 Literary Quotes About Short Stories
  4. Finding Inspiration For A Short Story – Three writers who inspire me
  5. How To Outline A Short Story For Beginners
Posted on: 21st June 2015