For Honour and Other Stories by S.O. Kenani

01 Aug 2011
For Honour

In the tradition of short-story greats like Chekhov and Grace Paley, Malawian writer S.O. Kenani examines weighty subjects with a light touch.

Delicately balancing humour and pathos, he introduces us to the inhabitants of Chipiri, a village where everything begins under the kachere tree. From Mr Kachingwe, willing to enthral you with his outrageous views on homosexuality for the price of a tot, and Zione, following her dream of becoming an au pair in Europe; to Mark who accidentally lands in a civil war in ‘Nileland’ during a plane crash, and Sister Fire arriving to adopt a Malawian child, these characters will delight and captivate you.

Though many leave the village, they always return. Some stay; others share their stories of hardship and success before heading off on another adventure.

Date of Publication: 1 August 2011
ISBN: 9781920532017
Website: For Honour eBook on Amazon
Publisher: Random House Struik
Reviews:

“A fabulous collection of stories that looks at life in one of the forgotten corners of the world. This is accomplished writing of the first order. Kenani is a writer to watch.” – Ron Irwin, University of Cape Town

“Deceptively simple” – J.M. Coetzee on the short story “For Honour” in 2007

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