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.