P.S I Love You

By Sharon Tshipa

Clean shaven, woundless, all body parts intact. He sat upright on the time worn Victorian sofa. Uncle Madi had just arrived from war.


By Michelle Preen

My voice has shunned my body. I hear it over there, dissociated from my being.

“Give me my baby,” it says.

Michelle Preen

Michelle lives in Cape Town. She is a graduate from the University of Kwazulu-Natal and currently works in the field of environmental communications and media. Her short stories have been published in a few anthologies and in YOU magazine. You can follow Michelle on Twitter @mpreen, or read her work here.

For Nwacheta

By Chioma Precious Ezeano

So, when are you coming home brother? Mama has stopped pointing you out to me in her photos, she has stopped making renovation plans about the house, she has stopped talking to the neighbours about her son Nwacheta living in America.

Writivism Stories

Writivism is a program that brings together close to 100 African writers enrolled as workshop participants, mentors, judges and advisers. A panel of five judges shall short list five outstanding stories. Of these, the one with the greatest impact on readers shall determine the writer to be honoured as Writivist of the Year. The first…

2014 Writivism Short Story Prize Submissions Open

Opening date – 8 February 2014 Closing date – 30th April 2014 Entries must be submitted online, on the Writivism website. No mark as to the identity of the writer should be made on the story itself. No entries will be considered if submitted after this date. The competition long-list of fifteen to twenty five…