The fiction section features a new short story by Abu Amirah, who is a Mombasa-based emerging writer and a second-year student of Psychology. He was shortlisted for the Writivism 2016 short story prize and was mentored by Yewande Omotoso during the Writivism online mentoring program ( 2017). Having attended the Miles Morland Foundation writing workshop in Bulago, he has just finished working on his first short story anthology. His piece “Rock Bottom” won the Kalahari Review Igby prize for nonfiction in October 2017. Currently, he does the weekly column “Swahilific: Diary of a campus girl” in Mombasa’s premier lifestyle blog lifeinmombasa, while also working on Hekaya Initiative, which is set to feature stories mainly from the East African coast. Read Abu Amirah’s new story.