“He’d been deceived, like some fool, some dimwit ignorant of the wiles of pickpockets!” Story of the Week (February 17), by Agustina Bessa-Luís. Translated from the Portuguese by Victor Meadowcroft and Margaret Jull Costa.Read More
“God doesn’t need a reason to throw someone down these twenty hard steps. That’s what makes him God.” Story of the Week (February 10), by Hélia Correia. Translated from the Portuguese by Annie McDermott.Read More
“As a child, she had prayed for Mozart.” Story of the Week (January 27), by Teolinda Gersão. Selected and translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.Read More
“I could have sworn the man was Papa, except he was lying on the road, dead…”
Story of the Week (January 13), by Uzoamaka Doris Aniunoh. Selected by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“I remember Rukie telling a group of girls that God is deeply sad whenever we go against his word and give in to the flesh, and I wonder how anybody could feel that way when there is an urgent thread of desire pushing itself out of a body…”
Story of the Week (January 6), by Ama Asantewa Diaka. Selected by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“The couple embraced and stood silent for a moment, listening to the patter of the raindrops outside.” Story of the Week (December 23), by Charles Edward Brooks.Read More
“An unholy stench announced the rumors were true. Something extraordinary had found its way to the dock at Karachi Fish Harbor.” Story of the Week (December 16), by M. Reza Pirbhai.Read More
“The taxi that takes me to the station so early in the morning doesn’t have any headlights, any meter, not even a floor in some places.” Story of the Week (December 11), by Nafissatou Dia. Translated from the French by Sébastien Doubinsky and Casey Harding.Read More
Original French text of Nafissatou Dia’s ‘I Will Go’.Read More
“The village of Geffeichak is not connected to the National Power Grid, so forget electricity unless you have a generator.” Story of the Week (December 2), by Gbolahan Badmus.Read More