Moroccan Author Chourouq Nasri’s ‘Blue in Green’ Longlisted for 2017 Short Story Day Africa Prize

The other stories on the longlist:
1. ‘Transubstantiation’ by Genna Gardini – South Africa
15. ‘South of Samora’ by Farai Mudzingwa – Zimbabwe
The three-story shortlist is set to be announced early next year. ‘Who We Were Then, Who We Are Now’ by Nadu Ologoudou – Benin
6. Most recently, she was one of the co-editors of North African Women after the Arab Spring: In the Eye of the Storm Hardcover   (2017). ‘Taba’ by Adelola Ojutiku – Nigeria
16. All the longlisted stories will appear in the anthology   ID: New Short Fiction from Africa, scheduled for release in July 2018. ‘The Piano Player’ by Agazit Abate – Ethiopia
9.   ‘Sew Your Mouth’ by Cherrie Kandie – Kenya
20. ‘Bloated’ by Hanna Ali – Somalia
17. ‘Ibinabo’ by Michael Agugom – Nigeria
12. ‘Waiting’ by Harriet Anena – Uganda
8. ‘When the War Came Home’ by Heran Abate – Ethiopia
11. ‘Fever’ by Alithnayn Abdulkareem – Nigeria
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4. ‘Unblooming’ by Alexis Teyie – Kenya
14. ‘Limbo’ by Innocent Ilo – Nigeria
2. ‘The Geography of Sunflowers’ by Michelle Angwenyi – Kenya
18. ‘All Our Lives’ by Okafor Tochukwu – Nigeria
3. The Short Story Day Africa Prize has announced its 2017 shortlist:
According to the release, works on the 21-story longlist “tackle notions of love, sexuality, the phenomenon of menstruation, otherness, and mental illness.”
The only writer from North Africa was Moroccan writer-scholar   Chourouq Nasri’s for “Blue in Green.”
The prize’s 2017 theme is “ID,” and organizers were looking for “innovative short fiction exploring identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality.”

Chourouq Nasri is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Mohammed I University in Oujda, Morocco, and her research focuses on Francophone and Anglophone Moroccan literature and film. ‘Plums’ by Kharys Laue – South Africa
7. ‘The House on the Corner’ by Lester Walbrugh – South Africa
19. ‘A Brief Eruption Of Madness’ by Eric Essono Tsimi – Cameroon
10. ‘God Skin’ by Michael Yee – South Africa