Multi-shortlisted writer Muthi Nhlema has yet again been long-listed for another international short story prize, the Writivisim Prize.
Muthi, an engineer by training, is still in the limelight for his novella Ta’oreva which is competing in an international short story award being administered by freeditorial.com.
The winner, according to freeditorial.com website, will cart home US$15 000 (about K7 million).
The story, Ta’Oreva, which Muthi now calls prophetic for its apt relevance to xenophobic attacks presently at play in South Africa, can be downloaded on the link https://freeditorial.com/en/books/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?
Muthi told Nyasa Times that it was “humbling” that the world was showing great recognizance of his work.
He was long-listed, alongside several other story writers from Africa, for his story Legacy. Legacy is an extract from Ta’oreva.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :