I’m about to do a thing.
1. Jalada’s ‘Afrofuture(s)‘ was posted on January 15, 2015 and I haven’t read a single story from the issue.
2. The collective announced The Jalada Prize on February 6th, 2015. Stories published in Jalada are eligible for the Prize and for this year’s Inaugural Prize, only stories published in the “Afrofutures’ edition will be considered. (Read more about the Prize here).
3. The longlist of seven stories will be anounced “towards the end of February”.
4. You add 1, 2 and 3 together and you get a Kinna Reads Shadow Jalada Prize Jury of One.
5. I’ve counted 21 stories (see the links to the stories below) that need to be read.
6. I will post my longlist here sometime next week. ( I hope I beat the official jury to the longlist, but we all know I can be very slooooow)
7. Join in if you are interested.
From Part 1, the stories are:
- “Last Wave” By Ivor Hartmann
- “Boonoonoonoos little bit Boonoonoonoos” by Binyavanga Wainaina
- “Jestocost, Djinn” by Maria A. Bukachi
- “eNGAGEMENT” by Richard Oduor Odoku
- “The Red Bucket, Tango and Nahui Xochitl” by Valorie Thomas
- “Discovering Time Travel” by Sulieman Agbonkhianmen Buhari
- “A Brief History on Nonduality Studies” by Sofia Samatar
- “Imaginum” by Moses Kilolo
- “Daughters of Resurrection” by Melissa Kiguwa
- “For Digital Girls Who Drink Tonic Water at the Bar When Purple Rain Isn’t Enough” By Ytasha L. Womack
And from Part 2:
- “Salvation Avenue” by Jude Dibia
- “Black Woman, Everybody’s Healer” by Hawa Mire
- “Oblivia” by TJ Benson
- “Where pumpkin leaves dwell” by Lillian Akampurira Aujo
- “Myasthenia Gravis: Liberations” by Awuor Onyango
- “The Dragon Can’t Dance” by Sheree Renee Thomas
- “Secret Insurrection” by Stephani Maari Booker
- “Color Me Grey” by Swabir Silayi
- “Glimpse” by Rebecca Onyango
- “Onen and his Daughter” by Dilman Dila
- “Party Out” by Mwangi Ichung’wa