Story Story, Story Come! by Maimouna Jallow - Paperback
Story, Story! Story Come! edited by Maïmouna Jallow is a contribution to larger efforts to revive storytelling in Africa and beyond. The ten winning stories are refreshingly imaginative and tackle a mix of issues. It criss-crosses from South Sudan to South Africa, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Some stories offer valuable moral lessons on greed and pride; others celebrate bravery, perseverance and friendship. One story takes us to a real archaeological site in Niger where a young girl imagines the future. In another, African water spirits share a world with a Beyoncé-obsessed teen that is taught a big lesson in humility. We have also included two additional stories, one by author and publishing partner Zukiswa Wanner and another by the editor of the anthology, Maïmouna Jallow.