Ivor W. Hartmann is a Zimbabwean writer, editor, publisher, and visual artist. Awarded The Golden Baobab Prize (2009), finalist for the Yvonne Vera Award (2011), selected for The 20 in Twenty: The Best Short Stories of South Africa’s Democracy (2014), awarded third in the Jalada Prize for Literature (2015), and Nommo Awards nomination (2017). His works have appeared in many publications. He runs the StoryTime micro-press, publisher of the African Roar and AfroSF series of anthologies. He is a founding member of the African Speculative Fiction Society, and on the advisory board of Writers International Network Zimbabwe.

01 August 2012

New short story 'Funeral Gastronomy'

New short story 'Funeral Gastronomy' now out in Munyori Literary Journal:

"There is no dignity in dying and death, no matter what anyone says to the contrary, but there can be some satisfaction. We are, on a cold winter’s day, gathered around his graveside and the tears are flowing all around me. The irony is of course that not a single person here, except me, had even seen him in the last decade of his life, longer than that for some. Nor do they know we were best friends, to them I am just one of his servants..." Read the Full Story here.

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