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Black Lives (the anthology produced from our first ever George Floyd Short Story Competition) is a collection of stories where ethnic minorities take the major roles. Written by a diverse range of 27 authors from around the globe their tales cross all genres while tackling issues of race, colourism and identity.
Featuring new work from some of Britain’s most talented Black writers (Yvvette Edwards, A Cupboard Full of Coats and Diriye Osman, Fairtytales for Lost Children) Black Lives also stars many exciting new talents.
About the top prize winners:
Jade Mutyora’s Quibilah shows us a future where death simply means changing your Facebook status. In All the Devilish Things, Ismail Karolia explores the devaluation of Black skin into just another commodity and in Sixty-Six, Thirty-Three, Ninety-Nine by Ebuka Okoroafor a Nigerian girl does whatever it takes to survive.
There is lyrical prose. Stories of resistance and the BLM movement. Interracial romance. The African-trans experience. Chinese coming of age tales. Australian outrages. Colonialism in India. Everyday racism. Apartheid and cricket.
These and many more thought-provoking stories dazzle with spirit, stunning prose and will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
All proceeds of the Black Lives anthology will be donated to the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation.
Click here to view the full list of 2020 finalists!