African Roar has come to stay. In its second year, this annual anthology from the publishers of the StoryTime, a registered e-zine, is doing more to African Literature than what most prize-organisations dreams of doing with their prizes. Whereas the first edition featured eleven (11) authors, this one brings together fifteen (15) authors from across the continent. Mixing some old and award-winning names like the 2011 Caine Prize winning author NoViolet Bulawayo, Emmanuel Sigauke, Ivor Hartmann, Ayodele Morocco-Clarke, Zukiswa and previously unpublished authors like Isaac Neequaye, this eclectic collection, in theme, coverage and setting, from across the continent promises to be the must read anthology in a few years to come, if it hadn't taken that position already.
Edited by Emmanuel Sigauke and Ivor Hartmann, authors in the second edition include:
- Memory Chirere: A Tribute to Ruzvidzo Stanley Mupfudza
- NoViolet Bulawayo: Main
- Zukiswa Wanner: A Writer's Lot
- Hajira Amla: Longing for Home
- Uche Peter Umez: Lose Myself
- Murenga Joseph Chikowero: Uncle Jeffrey
- Danko Mkandawire: The Times
- Emmanuel Sigauke: Snakes will Follow You
- Emmanuel Iduma: Out of Memory
- Ivor Hartmann: Dinner at Ten
- Mbonisi P. Ncube: Chanting Shadows
- Chimdindu Mazi-Njoku: Snake of the Niger Delta
- Ayodele Morocco-Clarke: Silent Night Bloody Night
- Isaac Neequaye: Water Wahala
Note that ImageNations will be bringing you a review of this anthology. I will also contact some of the authors for interviews, if they agree you will hear about them, their stories and what their stories mean for them. As I said earlier, African Roar, has created a platform for unpublished authors to get their stories published. If you are an African, have stayed on the continent for at least 10 years, have naturalised and would want to take advantage of this platform give it a try.
A kindle-edition of this book is available on amazon.