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Admiring Silence

Admiring Silence

Author(s): Abdulrazak Gurnah

Location(s): Zanzibar

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The story of a man’s escape from his native Zanzibar to come to England to build a new life, and his subsequent return to his homeland, ADMIRING SILENCE is a potent blend of myths and crystalline reality, showing how the telling of stories can make alien surroundings familiar and how the fictions we create often reveal a purer truth.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021