14. september 2021

Review of Doreen Baingana’s short story ’Lucky’ by Karen Lauterbach (CAS)

Every year the Africa in Words blog reviews the stories shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. This year Karen Lauterbach, Associate Professor at CAS, has reviewed Doreen Baingana’s story ‘Lucky’ for Africa in Words. The story was originally published in Ibua Journal. Doreen Baingana is an Ugandan writer, who won the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, Africa region for her short story collection Tropical Fish. She is the co-founder of the Mawaso Africa Writing Institute based in Entebbe, Uganda. ‘Lucky’ is a story on a group of school boys, who are trapped inside their school during civil war in Uganda. It is an intense and intriguing short story with acts of humanity and metaphors of freedom running throughout. Karen’s review can be read on Africa in Words.

 

The story ‘Lucky’ is available for download here.