Groundnut Soup in Maple Tree Literary Supplement


It’s been a great week for exciting news. First, one of my Viet Nam stories was accepted by a very fine Canadian literary magazine. More news to come on that. And today, issue 13 of The Maple Tree Literary Supplement went live and includes my Ghanaian-inspired short story, Groundnut Soup. My flash fiction piece is in outstanding company, including an essay from the 1986 Nobel laureate for literature, Wole Soyinka, and a conversation with the award-winning Canadian novelist Vincent Lam.

Groundnut Soup is about a woman from Kumasi who makes a great pot of nkatenkwan and wields a wicked handbag. Her twin brother has a nasty akpeteshie habit, but she knows just what to do. Click the link above to read the story.

Maple Tree’s website has had a makeover and looks great. Amatoritsero Ede’s editorial on the Apartheid-style massacre of miners in a black-ruled South Africa is a must-read, and as always, there is plenty of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews and more. It’s a great pleasure to be one of the contributors.

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About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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8 Responses to Groundnut Soup in Maple Tree Literary Supplement

  1. marousia says:

    Congratulations – really enjoyed the story 🙂

  2. ayala says:

    Congratulations, Chris. That’s great!

  3. oh wow – that sounds fantastic!! congrats!!!

  4. Great story, Chris! I need a bag like that! ;p Congrats on your success with being published!

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