17 April 2011

Of Winds and Reeds by Dango Mkandawire

“Even in the earliest time we see him [man] daring to stand erect at the gates of the grave, disputing its verdict, refusing to let it have the last word, and making argument in behalf of his soul." -Joseph Fort Newton

(Based on a True Story)

A watchman unto his sons whose beam illuminated the hidden and dark crevices of their lives; Father had closely monitored their progress since they were children. While Joseph was in school he had to write a letter once a week explaining everything he had done from what he ate and what he learnt.

This story has been selected for the annual StoryTime anthology African Roar 2012, please go to the African Roar site for more info.

Of Winds and Reeds was written by Dango Mkandawire.

Copyright © Dango Mkandawire 2011.

Dango Mkandawire is a Malawian national who lives and works in Blantyre, Malawi. He started writing one day after he read the quiet yet forceful command of an unknown author: Write! Africa Write! His hobbies include football and reading.


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