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The Cloths of Heaven

The Cloths of Heaven

Author(s): Sue Eckstein

Location(s): The Gambia, West Africa

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s onwards



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West Africa in the early 1990s. Daniel Maddison arrives into the milieu of miscellaneous misfits and mavericks that is the ex-pat commmunity. Rebelling against the confines of diplomatic life, Daniel is drawn towards the people and places that lie beyond the experience of his High Commission colleagues and their endless rounds of cocktail parties, golf and gossip.

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The Argus ”One of those brilliant books that offers an easy, entertaining read in the first instance, only to worm its way deeper into your mind. A modern Graham Greene fabulous…fictional gold.”

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750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

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Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020