Repeating Islands

maggie158057924ARC Magazine recently announced that Maggie Harris from Guyana, author of “Sending for Chantal,” is the Commonwealth 2014 Short Story Prize regional winner for the Caribbean region). [Also see previous posts Commonwealth Writers Announces 2014 Short Story Prize Shortlist and Guyanese poet Maggie Harris publishes autobiography.]

Other regional winners were Jennifer Makumbi (Uganda), Sara Adam Ang (Singapore), Lucy Caldwell (United Kingdom), and Lucy Treloar (Australia). Thesefive regional winners—representing the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, and the Pacific—will compete with each other to become the overall winner, who will be announced in Kampala, Uganda, on June 13, 2014.

This event will coincide with a series of Commonwealth Writers initiatives in East Africa. The Prize provides a platform for writers from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth to inspire others by bringing compelling short stories to a wider audience. This year unpublished stories were entered by nearly 4,000 writers from the five regions of the Commonwealth. [. . .]

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