‘There is foam on the sea of our blood. It is the foam of history. We are the survivors, we say.’
The Fruit of My Woman
‘It was late May when I first saw the bruises on my wife’s body.’
‘Can bad mothers be taught to be good? Or maybe, can we be incentivized to bond? To love?’
‘The pigeon and I have a very warm and comfortable relationship.’ 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize – regional winner for Africa.
‘She’d gotten so used to her loneliness, she didn’t want to fall from it now.’
In the not-so-distant future, middle-class underachievers are faced with a difficult choice: prison or motivational business classes.
The Way of the Apple Worm
‘The mother of the needle is the place that bleeds.’
The Weak Spot
‘There was a certain kind of teenage girl who would relish not just the killing, but the trophy taking, choosing a tooth and using the pliers herself.’
things that didn’t happen
‘Suddenly, your heart began; suddenly in the darkness of your mother’s womb there was a crackle and a flash and out of nothing, the current began to run.’