Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s short story ‘She is Our Stupid’.
‘Ever heard of King Midas’s barber, who saw the king’s donkey ears and carried the secret until it became too much to bear? I could not hold it in any longer.’
Set over the 2017 general election, a shopkeeper discovers, with morbid consequences, that she can attract customers by dedicating her window display to the daily news. Shortlisted for the 2018 Wasafiri New Writing Prize.