No Edges: Swahili Stories
Written by Lusajo Mwaikenda Israel, Euphrase Kezilahabi, Mwas Mahugu, Katama G. C. Mkangi, Clara Momanyi, Fadhy Mtanga, Fatma Shafii, Lilian Mbaga
Translated from Swahili by multiple translators
This visionary anthology of stories by eight East African writers explores magic realms of dreams and witchcraft along with more quotidian scenes
The first collection of Swahili fiction in English translation, No Edges introduces eight East African writers from Tanzania and Kenya as they share tales of sorcerers, Nairobi junkyards, cross-country bus rides, and spaceships that blast prisoners into eternity. Here we’re encouraged to explore the chaos of life on a crowded Earth, as well as the otherworldly realms lying just beyond our reach. Through language bursting with rhythm and vivid African futurist visions, these writers summon the boundless future into being.