While Trying to Save Another: Daliso Chaponda
Malawi, M - 2012
Read by Iké Amadi. (41 min)
“My name is Reverend Shamus Brooker and I have two hundred and seventy days left. I’m going to be hit by a car.”
“I am Annabel, cancer, four hundred and ten days.”
“Nqobile. I’m the record holder. Some cunt’s going to shoot me in the head in forty-nine days.”
Timothy got up. “One hundred and one here; just like the Dalmatians. I’m going to die in a fire while trying to save another.”
“What?” Isma exclaimed.
“What’s wrong?” asked the Reverend.
She spoke slowly; she was visibly trembling. “I’m going to die in one hundred and one days as well. In a fire.”