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Mobi Fiction Friday: “For the Love of Glenda” by Jenny Robson

Praise SongBalaclava BoyJenny Robson, author of Praise Song and Balaclava Boy, has written an original short story for the FunDza Literacy Trust, which publishes short stories aimed at youth on Mxit, a social networking platform.

Robson recently won the Junior Category in the 2012 Golden Baobab Prize for her short story “Wha-up Dude?”. Read the first chapter of “For the Love of Glenda”:

The Dweebo virus started out infecting computers across South Africa. Now it has spread worldwide. Simple yet deadly, the Dweebo virus is spreading from laptops to Blackberries, from government networks to military hard drives.

IT specialists are trying, desperately, to deactivate it.

“We know only one thing for sure,” a computer scientist from Harvard University, USA, explains, “This Dweebo virus originated in South Africa, we suspect in a small north-western town called Disaneng. It was started by a computer hacker.”

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