It Wasn’t Exactly Love
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Imprint: Farafina
ISBN: 978-978-53478-0-7
Language: English

It Wasn’t Exactly Love
Stories from a Selection of Participants of the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop 2012

by Farafina Workshop Participants


Synopsis

A selection of participants from the 2012 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop come together in this delightful collection of 13 stories that tell of humans and human relationships. ‘Be Happy’ chronicles a woman’s journey to contentment in a marriage she has settled for. An adolescent is faced with a shocking reality while attending a Catholic boys’ school in ‘A Taste of It’. In ‘An Autodidact’s Guide to Sex-Ed’ a woman contemplates the right time to introduce her children to sex. Domestic violence is explored in ‘You Take Me for a Goat’. ‘Ladies Night’ tells of the escapades of a middle-aged married man in the city of Accra.

This collection of short stories dazzles with its simplicity and resonance. It Wasn’t Exactly Love is a profound journey into the ties that bind us.

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It Wasn’t Exactly Love
Stories from a Selection of Participants of the Farafina Creative Writing Workshop 2012

by Farafina Workshop Participants


Synopsis

A selection of participants from the 2012 Farafina Trust Creative Writing Workshop come together in this delightful collection of 13 stories that tell of humans and human relationships. ‘Be Happy’ chronicles a woman’s journey to contentment in a marriage she has settled for. An adolescent is faced with a shocking reality while attending a Catholic boys’ school in ‘A Taste of It’. In ‘An Autodidact’s Guide to Sex-Ed’ a woman contemplates the right time to introduce her children to sex. Domestic violence is explored in ‘You Take Me for a Goat’. ‘Ladies Night’ tells of the escapades of a middle-aged married man in the city of Accra.

This collection of short stories dazzles with its simplicity and resonance. It Wasn’t Exactly Love is a profound journey into the ties that bind us.


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A lively burst of emotions and voices. #African. Though flaws abide within some of the plots; the title, IT WASN'T EXACTLY LOVE, webbed as motif through the stories keeps the reader focused till the very end of the collection.

by Oluwadamilola Sanusi on 11:21am 6th Dec 2018