Caine Prize shortlist announced, includes Malawi story on homosexuality
‘This,’ Charles explained in his deep voice, ‘is my natural orientation. I have never felt sexually attracted to any woman in my life.’ David Iphani asked him: ‘What about the law? Aren’t you afraid of breaking the law?’ Charles responded: ‘If a law is designed to suppress freedom, then it is a stupid law that must be scrapped.’
There’s more to the story that I love — especially the gossipy village drunk. He reminds me of a certain Mr. Brown that I met in TA Mkanda, Mchinji District (Mkanda is briefly mentioned in Kenani’s story). Mr. Brown would tell stories and jokes, all for the price of a simple “tot.”
Good luck, Mr. Kenani. You should be proud of the great story you have written and of the honor of being nominated for the Caine Prize.