Selfie is a short story about four friends, Swade, Notin, Joe Twitter, and Nii, who live in a Zongo community in Ghana. While the setting is fictional, a Zongo, on the whole, is a predominantly Muslim community that exists in different parts of the capital and other locations in the country. What started out as a ‘settlers” haven has grown to become a place with complex peoples whose lifestyles and cultures intertwine to produce a very distinct way of life, in terms of cuisine as well as language.
In Selfie, we are introduced to the four boys as they sit at a corner along the street, a popular setting when one considers the unemployed in most of such communities.
Faithful is a creative piece about a man’s monologue over his shadow.