your heart will skip a beat and other stories
By Bahati Books

About this book

Presenting a diverse and dazzling collection from all over the continent - from Kenya to Uganda, Nigeria to Botswana – Your Heart Will Skip A Beat And Other Stories is a collection of stories which showcase the best in new writing from across Africa. This work is inspired by the everyday challenges of living in a busy, bustling urban metropolis, as well as the darker side of life in the modern African city. Readers are introduced to the seedy world of sex work; the sudden shift of mob justice; but also readers get a glimpse of the upwardly mobile and striving lifestyle of everyday hustlers; ambitious and liberated young women and self-confident, educated men from all walks of life. Your Heart Will Skip A Beat And Other Stories includes stories by twelve emerging writers, from Botswana (Thato Angela), Tanzania (Sima Mittal), Uganda (Lillian Akampurira Aujo), South Africa (Chivimbiso Gava and Helen Herimbi) Kenya (Margaret Muthee, Wairimu Muriithi and Magunga Williams) and Nigeria (Adeola Opeyemi Salau, Daniel Tolu, Socrates Mbamalu and Uzoma Ihejirika). This flash fiction anthology has been published by Bahati Books, in partnership with Writivism. Writivism is a Ugandan-based literature festival and author mentoring programme, and Your Heart Will Skip A Beat And Other Stories is a compilation which forms part of its flagship literature festival that takes place each year in August. Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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