Looking to slice it in 2013

2012 reshaped one of the prized items on my daily menu: time to write. One hour (or two) before dawn became the only glowingly productive time spent.  After-work hours just rolled over and played dead, annihilated by quality time with the family or the plain vegging of a worn out employee. My blogging got stuffed into my shoebox like a favorite toy, to be unpacked at the slightest hint of an excuse.

And so here I am, under my own very expectant eyes, posting again with new impulse, as a soon-to-be anthologized author.

African Roar 2012, is the third in a series of annual anthologies dedicated to publishing short fiction by African writers, edited by Emmanuel Sigauke and Ivor W. Hartmann, published by StoryTime. I am inspired that my short story is included in the collection. Release date: December 20, 2012 as an eBook. The print edition will be out in 2013.

I have missed the exchange of ideas and inspiration from visiting your blogs this year. 2012's daily grind got the best of me. 2013 will be sliced with increased latitude and focus to complete a few pieces, including Nadia and others.  I look forward to visiting.

Mingi Love,
Mama Shujaa.


  1. Congratulations, Hana!!!! You should add the link: http://storytime-african-roar.blogspot.com/ so people like me can buy a copy tomorrow.
    I remember reading an early draft of Shady Taxi Driver on your blog. I'm looking forward to the final version and the other stories in the anthology.

  2. Well done!!! :-) Congrats and Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! :-)

    Greetings from London.

  3. Thank you so much Sarah and A Cuban in London. The book is now on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/African-Roar-2012-ebook/dp/B00AQJ7MTM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  4. Congratulations!! Love to read about your writing success

  5. Congrats on the 'anthologisation'! And good luck with your writing resolutions.

  6. Hi M.S.!
    Are you going to start blogging again? I just finished a big writing project myself, which was why I've been away from the blog world. Take care! (Find me on facebook-I use my real name.)


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