The father-of-the-nation, the enlightened guide, and savior of the people, the helmsman, the president for life, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and the beloved father of the people has been killed. The army is on a hunt.

One man has done it, and done it alone. One after the other village is brutally raided and burned down.

What if they accidentally kill the assassinator?

A telling short story, soaked in irony.

TAGS: short story

Tell me a Riddle

Confession: I had never heard of Tillie Olsen until I bumped into a short story competition with her name attached....
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The Rubbish Dump – Steve Chimombo

A little boy (too young to read, but going to school) living next to the rubbish dump and close to...
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Weaverdom – Tijan M. Sallah

Raise hands,  who was thinking it was about birds? It is, until it isn’t anymore. Instead we get painted a...
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The prophetess – NjabuloS. Ndebele

A boy is sent to a prophetess to get a bottle of tap-waterblessed, so it may cure her from whatever illness...
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Road Block – Jamal Mahjoub

Curfew and road blocks paint a bigger picture in this short story that’s classic in set up: a set time...
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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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Homesick for another world

Moshfegh has been compared to Flannery O’Connor, Jim Thompson, Shirley Jackson and Patricia Highsmith but her voice and her mastery...
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There are Jews in my house.

Lara Vapnyar knows how to write a setting, describing a time, a place, and as such it was nice to...
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