A Mind to Silence and Other Stories

By (author)Anwuli Ojogwu

Includes the 2021 and 2022 shortlisted AKO Caine Prize stories as well as stories from the Caine Prize workshop

A woman who carries her fate and that of her community in her hair is beguiled by the deceptive designs of Europeans out to colonise her most prized possession. A man finds happiness in the reincarnation of a lost love. A young woman risks her life for freedom through the cultural practice of a human loan scheme.

Tales of sacrifice, love, freedom, self-discovery and loss fill the pages of this larger-than-life tapestry of stories from across Africa and its diaspora. Forged in a diversity of tempers and forms, these stories range from the epistolary to the experimental, from mysteries, noirs and political thrillers to speculative fiction and futurism, and much more. In prose that moves from visual and lyrical to gritty and visceral, these writers explore fate, memory, the fragility of love and the duplicitous nature of human interactions.


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Anwuli Ojogwu is an editor and the co-founder of Narrative Landscape Press. She has edited the works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Petina Gappah, Binyavanga Wainaina, Uzodinma Iweala and more. She served as a consultant to the Rivers State Government on the landmark UNESCO World Book Capital in Port Harcourt. Anwuli is a co-founder of Society for Book & Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN). She is the editor of the stories from the 2022 AKO Caine Prize Writers workshop.

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