Jalada 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
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