Discussion Notes: Kilifi Creek
Find this week’s story here: Kilifi Creek by Lionel Shriver.
Next week’s story: Man From the South by Roald Dahl.
The week Maya couldn’t join us, but Gerald, Rammy, and Anais tackle Kilifi Creek by Lionel Shriver, the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award.While Gerald struggled to see the point of the story, Rammy and Anais enjoyed the nuggets of truth and commentary about Western youths traveling abroad in developing nations, and the frank portrayal of youthful self-absorption. Still, all three hosts agreed that the story’s exploration of the suddenness and randomness of death could have gone a little deeper. Poor Rammy, he wanted a happy ending.
Stay tuned after the discussion for an audio version of Animal Face-off: Lion v. Elephant!
This podcast also features the most divisive game of 20 questions you’ve ever heard. Don’t worry, we’re all still friends.
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