Moonscapes Anthology

by African Writers Trust

KSh 700

From a bar in Nairobi where “the potheads, struggling artists and wannabe professors drink and pontificate into the night”, to rural Uganda where our narrator meets her grandmother for the first time as an adult — “Her pink and white gingham dress was bright against the earthy walls of the house; her head bowed above an uderu piled high with groundnuts.”

From a Lutheran church where the pastor chants, “Kwa jina la Yesu, Toka! Toka! Toka!” at his enraptured congregation, to the banks of the Nile, where a president’s illegitimate son, banished from his father’s palace and thinking of the horrors the future holds, looks out over “The trees that still protruded from the river — the last remaining proof that there were once islands in that part of the Nile, before the water ate them up, before the dam construction started.”

These are just a few of the worlds that Moonscapes allows the reader a glimpse of, a glimpse into. Together they form a web of experience that tells us about sex and death, love and birth, marriage and family.

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Sub-title: Short Stories and Poetry
Author: Varied
ISBN: 978-9970-28-001-8
Country: Uganda
Publisher: African Writers Trust
Size (cm): A5 (14.9 x 21.2 x 12)
Pages: 150
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Weight 150 grams
Language: English
Publication Date: September 2016

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African Writers Trust

Established in 2009, African Writers Trust is a non-profit body, which coordinates and brings together African writers in the Diaspora and their counterparts on the continent to promote mutual sharing of skills and other resources, and to foster knowledge and learning between the two groups. AWT is governed by an Advisory Board and administered by the Director. It is operational in London, United Kingdom and in Kampala, Uganda. AWT’s work is sponsored through donor funding, philanthropists, friends and supporters of African writing.