Pede Hollist is an associate professor of English at The University of Tampa, Florida. His work draws upon the African consciousness, showing through literature the experiences of those on the continent and the experiences of those a part of the African diaspora.
His short stories have appeared in Ìrìnkèrindò: A Journal of African Migration, on the Sierra Leone Writers Series Web site, and in Matatu 41-12 respectively.
His short story Foreign Aid was shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. So the Path Does Not Die is his first novel.
Pede Hollist Shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2013
Pede Hollist’s short story, Foreign Aid, was shortlisted for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing. Read his story over on the Caine Prize website >
Ugandan writer Mildred Barya reviews So the Path Does Not Die
writes cleanly, brilliantly, with punches of humor and folk wisdom. Africa-Homeland and Africa-Diaspora meet and clash, reconcile, clash some more, meet and separate, unite and hang in delicate balance.”
Read the full review on Mildred’s website >