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'Staffy,' a short story by Graham Akhurst, AAA-Nomad Two Worlds Foundation Indigenous Arts Scholar, was recently published in Kweli, an online literary journal.
The piece has been nominated for both the Pushcart award and the Best American Short Stories award. Read it below 👓📖
Congratulations, Graham! 👏👏
“I’ll tell you the story about my missing ear,” he said, then held his glass with peculiar delicacy, his little finger extended.
“But you need to promise me two things. One, that you’ll keep my glass full, and two, that you’ll one day write my story.”
Author/Fulbright Scholar Graham Akhurst's short story for Kweli Journal, 'Staffy', is an absolutely gripping read.
Do yourself a favour -- check it out:
Tomorrow! Thursday, 8/26 at 7pm ET join Eric Nguyen , author of THINGS WE LOST TO THE WATER, in conversation with Ly Tran.
Hosted by Kweli Journal
Tomorrow! Thursday, 8/26 at 7pm ET join Eric Nguyen, author of THINGS WE LOST TO THE WATER, in conversation with Ly Tran.
Hosted by Kweli Journal
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