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George Makana Clark

George Makana Clark is the author of a novel, The Raw Man (Jonathan Cape/Random House UK). His work has appeared in O. Henry Prize Stories, The Granta Book of the African Short Story, Tin House, Zoetrope, Glimmer Train, Transition, and elsewhere. Clark was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and named a finalit for the Caine Prize for African Writing. He teaches fiction writing and African literature at the University of Wisconson-Milwaukee.

The Incomplete Priest

There's no one in this savage place to minister the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so I commit my sins to paper. Oh God, I am sorry I offended you. I write this with my true hand, as my right is devoid…

The Wreckers

December 17, 1820 Dearest Ezadurah, With luck, this will reach you before I’m missed. Time comes when a man has to rattle his fortune and see what shakes out, so says my new fast friend, and by God,