The Storm takes the short story at face value — as a site for experimentation and representation; formally inventive and diverse in its registers, by turns episodic and graphic. It reminds us that fiction can timestamp the contemporary better than any other art. For intersectionality of a variety of forms this is it. For a raw take on lives lived on the margins this surely is it — Fred D’Aguiar
Dear readers, my first book and debut short story collection, The Storm, is now available through Okapi Books
A winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, The Storm features thirteen stories that are held together by how they explore the questionable ways in which its characters respond to the volatile world that exists in the collection. You can read Cold Expressions now, which is one of the shorter stories in the book.
The cover is an original painting by Arantza Pardo, and the collection also features internal artwork from her. The Storm is available in limited hardback (Left) and paperback (Right) editions.
The audiobook is narrated by dub artist and poet Rider Shafique! An artist I have admired for years, so to have him involved with the book makes it all the more special. It is complemented with musical interludes by ambient artist Wodwo. You can watch a special narration of Soulmate from the collection below.
This is my first ever release, so thank you to everyone who has read my writing up until this point, and I hope you get a copy and that you also enjoy reading it.
If you have any questions, drop me a message through this contact form.