Fire Within and Other Stories
See, taste, smell, hear, feel and explore the reality of life through the eyes of characters from different parts of Africa. Lose yourself in this extraordinary collection of stories. After the death of your parents at the coast of Kenya, be forced to live with terrifying Aunt Zakiya in A Fire Within. Be ignored in your old age by the children you sacrificed to raise in Nigeria, and even educated abroad, in The Worst Thing that Happened. In Ebrahim and the Businessmen, decide whether to take a bribe in Tanzania during the early days of independence. Experience the rejection of a girl with mental health challenges in Ethiopia. Taste the danger of social media in The Pretenders in Nairobi. Be denied your rights like the girl in My Sister’s Future set in South Sudan. Burn yourself alive in Tunisia like Mohammed in By Fire whose horrific act set off the demonstrations that birthed the Arab Spring.
These and more are the inspiring, thought-provoking and _ terrifying African stories written by award- winning African writers in this Best African Series anthology.
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