African Writing Today vs. The O. Henry Awards 1995

This week I pitted two stories from Sierra Leone circa 1967 against the first and second prize winners of 1995’s O. Henry Award. Africa won. At some point the question comes down to a matter of taste. ¬†Both of the Africa stories, one by Abioseh Nicol and one by Sarif Easmon, were traditional stories–clearly drawn characters in a linear plot arc with a climax. ¬†Each … Continue reading African Writing Today vs. The O. Henry Awards 1995