A woman who carries her fate and that of her community in her hair is beguiled by the deceptive designs of Europeans out to colonise her most prized possession. A man finds happiness in the reincarnation of a lost love. A young woman risks her life for freedom through the cultural practice of a human loan scheme.
Tales of sacrifice, love, freedom, self-discovery and loss fill the pages of this larger-than-life tapestry of stories from across Africa and its diaspora. Forged in a diversity of tempers and forms, these stories range from the epistolary to the experimental, from mysteries, noirs and political thrillers to speculative fiction and futurism, and much more. In prose that moves from visual and lyrical to gritty and visceral, these writers explore fate, memory, the fragility of love and the duplicitous nature of human interactions
Stories by: Doreen Baingana, Meron Hadero, Rémy Ngamije Troy Onyango, Iryn Tushabe Joshua Chizoma Nana-Ama Danquah, Hannah Giorgis , Idza Luhumyo Billie McTernan, Elizabeth Johnson, Audrey Obuobisa-Darko, Sally Sadie Singhateh, Victor Forna, Onengiye Nwachukwu, Kofi Konadu Berko, Akua Serwaa Amankwah, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, Andrew Aidoo, Rafeeat Aliyu and TJ Benson.