Curfew and road blocks paint a bigger picture in this short story that’s classic in set up: a set time and space, two to three characters and a hurdle to overcome. Sadly, despite high stakes (there’s a bayonet, there’s a gun, there’s a crime) the story doesn’t punch in the stomach.

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Government by Magic Spell – Saida Hagi-Dirie Herzi

The opening line: “When she was ten, Halima learned that she was possessed by a Jinni.” This makes Halima famous...
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Vacancy for the post of Jesus Christ – Kojo Laing a short story from Ghana

A golden lorry is lowered from the skies and people crowd the streets to see what’s happening. The wise, the...
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