Malawi’s Muthi Nhlema in $15, 000 Int’l Short Story Award

Blantyre-based short story writer Muthi Nhlema has been accepted for a $15, 000 (about K7 million) international short story award being administered by

Muthi Nhlema

Muthi Nhlema

Nhlema, a civil engineer by training, is in for his story ‘Ta O’reva.’

It is a story of a troubled young man who brutally murders an Afrikaner farmer in modern-day rural South Africa. Nelson Mandela is, then, brought back to life in a post-apocalyptic future where he is forced to question his legacy and face what maybe the hardest decision of his life: should he save South Africa again?

Information sourced by Nyasa Times reveals the winning stories will be judged based on literary quality and number of downloads from Nhlema’s book is available on the following link:

Nhlema, also a nominee for the 2014 Dede Kamkondo Short Story Award, is asking Malawians through social media to “follow the link and download PDF, Kindle or e-Reader formats to read the story.”

He told Nyasa Times that he was optimistic his acceptance to compete for the award “will help put Malawian writing on the map.”

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19 thoughts on “Malawi’s Muthi Nhlema in $15, 000 Int’l Short Story Award”

  1. Valentine Takondwa says:

    Hie Muthi, bwenzi pano ndili pano Mrs. Nhlema if it were not for your breaking my heart. Anyway wish you all the best

  2. OGO!! says:

    Wish you all the bets Muthi…U have worked hard and you are one of those that deserve the best for their efforts… Good Luck.

  3. mdabwii says:

    Chidzukulu cha Goodall Gondwe.,ana ofewa akanyamula zolemera ndi remote.control, akadya zolimba ndi dzira. Ayayayaya

    1. Nsamaonetsa Nyoni says:

      This boy was at the Polytechnic and he went there despite Quota. he got his degree, nothing to do with abuyache Goodall Gondwe. This boys uncle was also at the Polytechnic as HOD, nothing to do with Goodall Gondwe.

      If he has a remote anagula yekha, it did not come from Goodall Gondwe or his uncle $Gondwe.

      Nenani zina!!

  4. pijo says:

    That’s the way to go. Am inspired.

  5. papa says:

    Zako izo. Short story yachani. Ife we need long stories. Za ulesi basi

    1. Kanthu Ako! says:

      Competition ndi ya short story, ndiye uzikalemba long story? We call that stupidity of the highest order (Quota System)

  6. pika says:

    keep it up brother

  7. John Phiri says:

    Good luck

  8. Kapolo wa Mulungu says:

    Good luck college mate. Sometimes I think you are in the wrong profession but no! You are showing us that as human beings we can do more and better.

  9. Duzulayo Chiposa says:

    Way to go comrade, you are such an inspiration. It indeed is not all about the prize money but putting our beloved Malawi on the map. You can do it, oh yes you can!

  10. Tupalozi says:

    All the best Muthi

  11. Ben says:

    Malawians let’s support this great son of our land!

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  14. AB says:

    Zathu zomwe izi Muthi…tiwelenge zimenezi basi. Good luck brother!!!!

  15. Mweneeee says:

    Atumbuka mumangowatchukisa but the guy is inteligent i know him koma osamalembazilizonse

  16. Chakwera says:

    Atumbuka talimbana nanu mokwana koma pano tayimika manja mpira ndinu netball ndinu Tabita Chawinga school ndiye nyachi chimene timakuposani ndi nsanje

  17. Comred Brigadier says:

    Keep it up

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