In today’s episode of Black Writers Read featuring Fungai Tichawangana. Fungai will read from a collection of short stories he is working on which is centered on a fictional foreign student’s adventures in Western Massachusetts. Her name is Bibi and she was told before she got here that nothing happens in Western MA, but as soon as she arrives, her life is turned upside down.
Fungai is a writer, journalist, and web developer who lives in Western MA. He builds websites that help promote the work of artists. His latest project is Valley of Writers, a site that celebrates and documents the rich literary heritage in this part of the country.
His poetry and fiction are inspired by the promises that the world makes to young people and the extent to which these promises are fulfilled.