jalada-00_2-01Jalada Africa is a pan-African writers’ collective aimed at publishing literature by African authors regularly. The idea is to make it as easy as possible for any member to publish anything or execute any literary project as quickly and effectively as possible.

I ran into a meeting of the collective a few weeks ago when I was in town on a Saturday morning. It was here that I heard about this book that the group with members from all over this rock we live on were working on.

Well ladies and gentlemen, the first set of stories by the writers from across the continent dubbed Sketch of a bald woman in the semi-nude and other stories is out. The whole list of stories and the writers can be found at the website of the collective here or each of the stories below;

Overpopulation Dynamics by Tuelo Gabonewe

Death at the End of Bougainvillea by Jacque Ndinda

Please Don’t Kill the Baby by Orem Ochiel

Just Because You Didn’t Win by Nyana Kakoma

The God with Twelve Hands by Alexander Ikawah

The Ease with which One Dies by Anne Moraa

The Gentle Man from Iten by Kiprop Kimutai

Big Pieces Little Pieces by Novuyo Rose Tshuma

Visiting Angel Gabriel by Moses Kilolo

Sketch of a bald woman in the semi-nude by Clifton Gachagua

Hagia Sophia by Wambui Wairua

Rabies by Idza Luhumyo