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Write up of the March Short Story Club

By Karen Featherstone In a session of contrasts, Irenosen Okojie’s short story, Gunk, taken from her collection Speak Gigantular, is a challenging read most of us agreed, and our lively discussion about it raised more questions than we could answer. The “story” takes the form of a monologue written in the second person (we commented […]

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