short stories

 
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
Vignettes on our lives and dreams
You know what they say about judging a book by its cover. But no one ever said anything about judging a book by its name. When a friend presented...
Blowtorch prose hits the spot
Blowtorch prose hits the spot
by Fred Khumalo (Kwela Books)
The Ant King
The Ant King
Located in a crack in the mortar between the tiles of a downtown sidewalk, the queen’s new home was small. Laden with fertilised eggs, she had...
Looking at SA’s bloom and gloom
Looking at SA’s bloom and gloom
THE LIFE OF WORM & OTHER MISCONCEPTIONS by Ken Barris (Kwela Books)
Of love, loss and watermelons ...
Of love, loss and watermelons ...
They walked into the place, that place in Obs with the bottomless coffee and black consciousness books, dreadlocked revolutionary artists in...
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
The South African short story is becoming public imagination's new fascination
If one traces the career of South Africa’s most recent Caine prizewinner, it becomes easy to account for the impression that the craft of...
14 stops to transformation
14 stops to transformation
STATIONS by Nick Mulgrew(David Philip)
Words exchanged on short-story writing
Words exchanged on short-story writing
As spotty-faced, arrogant students, Nick Mulgrew and Efemia Chela used to present radio shows at Rhodes University. Five years later, they're...
Writing by the flash of fireflies
Writing by the flash of fireflies
Many readers are better acquainted, and more comfortable, with Nadine Gordimer's short stories than with her novels, preferring the short ­fiction's less elaborate, more concentrated aspect....
Long and short of literary genius
Long and short of literary genius
"The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2013 is awarded to the Canadian author Alice Munro, ‘master of the contemporary short story'." ...

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