Monthly Archives: July 2018

A River End in an Ocean by Obinna Jones (Nigeria)


Obinna Jones, shortlisted for the 2018 Short Story contest, is a Nigerian, sadly adult, studying Physics at Imo State University, Owerri. Writes, reads and stalks Facebook celebrities. Has a dream of winning a Nobel prize in Physics or literature or both. Has works of fiction on elsieisy’s blog and sidomexentertainment’s blog. Read “A River Ends…

Hopes and Dreams by Mbogo Ireri (Kenya)


Mbogo Ireri, shortlisted for the 2018 Writivism short story contest, is 38 years old and was born in Embu, Kenya. He lives in Nairobi with his wife and son (although currently he is away on a short job contract in Doha, Qatar). He wrote his first short story, “One False Move,” when he was 18…

The Photograph by Mali Kambandu (Zambia)


Mali Kambandu, shortlisted for the 2018 Writivism Fiction Contest, lives in Lusaka, Zambia, with her husband and two children. Mali’s writing influences are Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, but her most cherished book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. While storytelling came early for her, she didn’t write for pleasure until after university at…