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Winners of Short Story Day Africa’s “Feast, Famine & Potluck” Short Story Competition Announced

Alert! Okwiri Oduor of Kenya is the winner of the Short Story Day Africa’s “Feast, Famine & Potluck” short story competition with her entry “My Father’s Head”.

Short Story Day Africa organisers Rachel Zadok and Tiah Beautement announced yesterday that Oduor has taken the first prize, R2000 sponsored by Books LIVE and a 10 module creative writing course from All About Writing, valued at R5000. Jayne Bauling came in second with her story “Choke” and Efemia Chela of Zambia is the third place winner with “Chicken”. Bauling and Efemia both receive a R1000 Book Lounge voucher sponsored by Helena S Paige and All About Writing courses valued at R1500 and R500 respectively. All three winners also receive a copy of the 2013 Caine Prize anthology, A Memory This Size and Other Stories.

The prize was judged by Isabella Morris, Consuelo Roland, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma and Petina Gappah.

Congratulations to the winners!

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After difficult deliberations Petina Gappah has chosen the winners of our Feast, Famine and Potluck short story competition.
1st Place
My Father’s Head by Okwiri Oduor (Kenya)

2nd Place
Choke by Jayne Bauling (South Africa)

3rd Place
Chicken by Efemia Chela (Zambia)

Short Story Day Africa is grateful to the support of the writing community of Africa, and especially to BooksLive, All About Writing, Helena S. Paige, The Caine Prize for African Writing, Modjaji Books and Botsotso for sponsoring the prizes.

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