Mauritian Novelist, Sabah Carrim Wins Afritondo 2024 Short Story Prize

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Sabah Carrim’s story, “Fading Mehndi”, captivated the judges, leading her to emerge as the overall winner of the Afritondo short story prize.

Along with this achievement, Sabah has authored two novels, Humeirah and Semi-Apes. Her short stories have been published in prestigious competitions such as the Bristol Short Story Prize, the Not-So-Normal Narrators Contest, and the AfroYoung Adult Short Story Competition. Most recently, her work was featured in the Afritondo Short Story Prize.

In 2020, Sabah was awarded a scholarship to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing in the United States, where she is currently based. She is also the recipient of several fellowships and scholarships in Genocide Studies, culminating in a PhD in the field.

Her winning story, along with those of the longlisted writers, will be published in an anthology set to be released in August 2024.

Congratulations to Sabah on her well-deserved win!

Visit Afritondo’s official website to read more.

Bongiwe T. Maphosa

Bongiwe T. Maphosa

Bongiwe Maphosa is a budding author with a passion for storytelling. With her thought-provoking narratives, she takes her readers on a literary adventure. Bongiwe's works on the human condition from a fresh perspective have earned her recognition and publications in the Avbob Poetry Anthology of 2019, The Writer's Club of South Africa 2021, and JAY Lit in 2021. She hopes to cement her place in the literary community.