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Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and Other Stories received the HSS Award for Best Fiction Single Authored 2018 and was short-listed for the UJ Debut Prize in 2017.

Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and Other Stories documents the unique dialect and lives of the Gansbaai fishing community. Phillips' stories reflect the natural disorder of daily life and explores how the impact of love and loss defines - and divides - families and communities. An award-winning collection of short stories and sketches set in the Overberg district.

In the author's own words: “This book is a collection of my soul, who I am as a human being, and how I connect to the people I come from.”

“An impressive debut that brings across voices never heard before in South African English - not only in rhythm and timbre, but plumbing the unspoken. With such a remarkable ear, Jolyn Phillips is a young writer to watch.” - Antjie Krog
Publikasiedatum: 2019-08-20
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9780007306213

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 171Jy spaar R 19
'A Private Experience', a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away.
In 'Tomorrow Is Too Far', a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the center of 'Imitation' finds her comfortable life threatened when she learns that her husband back in Lagos has moved his mistress into their home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to re-examine them.
Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, this collection is a resounding confirmation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prodigious storytelling powers.
Publikasiedatum: 2009-01-30
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9780868522272

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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The New Century of South African Short Stories is a major, new anthology which revisits our storytelling from a 'post-apartheid' perspective. Its forerunner was the perennial favourite, A Century of South African Short Stories, first published almost 30 years ago. This compilation, however, is an entirely fresh selection of stories spanning well over a hundred years.
Publikasiedatum: 2012-12-01
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9781946395078

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 225Jy spaar R 25
This collection of short stories, written by the Somali author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, takes the reader into the heart of the Somali caste system.
The stories are deceptively simple. It combines folk tales with everyday events - boys and girls who develop crushes, boys who play soccer and girls who adore poetry… Yet, underneath these storylines lies a web of inter- and intratextual references that combine seemingly haphazard narratives into a tightly-knit unity.
The first story is of a boy who has to face up to wild animals in order to protect his family's goats and sheep. Then the scene changes: We are transported into the heart of the ongoing caste system in Somalia and we experience first-hand how people conduct themselves worse than any predator ever would, for the ills in Somali society gave way to a civil war that to this day has not been resolved. The stories remain personal, though: A mother tries to save her twin boys on the eve of Somalia's collapsed state; a newlywed woman tries to save her sister from being raped by soldiers…
Yet, despite the horrors, the author finds beauty in simple, everyday moments. Boys and girls still fall in love. A teacher who has endured a shameful legacy of her outcast heritage encourages a young scholar to understand Somali poetry.
Ahmed Yusuf does not shy away from tragedy, instead he explores both the human limits of endurance and the human limits of love.
Somali folklore flows freely in and out of the fibres of these stories.
In the last story a boy, who flees from the civil war, befriends a lion. Not only does it complete the story cycle, it yet again draws on an old folktale.
Ahmed Ismail Yusuf simple narratives belie the fact that he is a masterful storyteller. This book is a must for all those who have appreciated Arundhati Roy's novel The ministry of utmost happiness.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-08-23
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9781838932053

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Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 275Jy spaar R 30
From award-winning author, Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories.
Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his latest science fiction and fantasy stories over the last five years — sixteen of his best — plus a new novelette. In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-03-31
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9780798150736

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 387Jy spaar R 43
In one volume for the first time, the entire sequence of Bosman's famous Oom Schalk Lourens stories. Edited from authoritative sources, and accompanied by original illustrations, this gathering represents a feast of South Africa's best-loved tales.
Publikasiedatum: 2009-02-01
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9781432303426

Fiction: Short stories

Illustreerder: Gina Daniel
Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 144Jy spaar R 16
Africa has a wonderfully rich store of folk tales that have been passed down from one generation to the next. There are stories about how the world came into being, stories that tell of the relationships between human beings and between man and his environment, and of the lessons to be learned from everyday experience. The tales are like the fairy tales told all over the world, but they have a strong African flavour that is as real as the smell of rain on hot earth.
Now in a revised format with an updated cover, The Best of African Folklore takes the reader into an enchanted world where animals can talk and humans are often changed into different forms, where magic is commonplace and reality is turned delightfully on its head. Despite numerous setbacks, things usually turn out all right in the end. Wicked and greedy people (and animals) come off worst and the good receive their just rewards. The gods are stern but fair, and every story has a moral for those who are wise enough to see it.
Publikasiedatum: 2014-10-01
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9780795708985

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 243Jy spaar R 27
Talk of the Town by award-winning writer Fred Khumalo comprises short stories he wrote over many years. In this vibrant collection Khumalo explores identity and belonging through tales about African foreign nationals in South Africa, xenophobia, South Africans abroad, exiled comrades during apartheid, and past and current township life. At times hilarious and at times gut-wrenching, this is a collection that will move you.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-04-25
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9780795708374

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 239Jy spaar R 26
If the apricot trees of Soweto could talk, what stories would they tell? This short story collection provides an imaginative answer as it captures the vibrancy of the township and surrounds. Told with satirical flair, life and death intertwine in these tales where funerals and the ancestors feature strongly; where cemeteries are places to show off a new car and catch up on gossip.
Take a seat under the apricot tree and be enthralled by tales both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-07
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9780795704543

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 239Jy spaar R 26
Detectives in pursuit of criminals, a brother desperate to find his wunga-addicted sibling, a search for abducted girls, a quest to be reunited with a long-lost lover - these are just some of the searches that form the basis of the stories in this collection. On a more metaphysical level there are characters seeking some form of faith or purpose. Entertaining tales that keep the reader enthralled with tension and suspense, while reflecting the realities of contemporary South Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2020-05-15
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9780857503770

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 189Jy spaar R 21
Jack 'No Middle Name' Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher's past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world. The twelve stories include a brand new novella, Too Much Time. The other stories in the collection are: Second Son James Penney's New Identity Guy Walks Into a Bar Deep Down, High Heat Not a Drill Small Wars All of which have previously been published as ebook shorts. Added to these is every other Reacher short story that Child has written: Everyone Talks Maybe They Have a Tradition No Room at the Motel The Picture of the Lonely Diner
Publikasiedatum: 2018-03-01
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9781415206881

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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From a carcass competition in the Karoo to a shambolic murder trial in Cape Town, William Dicey's essays freewheel across an open terrain of interests. Dicey is curious and inventive, weaving strands of essay, journalism, fiction and self-reportage into something uniquely his own. Mongrel investigates a range of topics - radical environmentalism, the fault lines between farmer and farm worker, the joys and sorrows of reading - yet drifts of concern and sensibility draw the collection together. Several essays touch on how books can move, and sometimes maul, their readers. Mongrel is idiosyncratic, witty, potent.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-02-01
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9780956774521

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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Marico Moon is a collection of 60 stories by the well-known, much-loved Herman Charles Bosman. Almost all of the Oom Schalk Lourens classics are included; also some less well known, but equally brilliant and amusing stories.

The 'problem' with many Bosman stories is that, as previously published, they use language that is today considered by many to be unacceptably offensive. For this reason, Bosman has been in serious danger of being sidelined by all except diehard fans.

In a quest to overcome this difficulty, the publisher experimented with minor editorial adjustments and omissions, and concluded that Bosman can be presented in ways that faithfully present his storytelling brilliance without giving any offence. The result is Marico Moon: 60 stories with minimal editing, retaining the integrity of the original text.

These Bosman stories represent a superbly eclectic collection, with no consciously unifying factor other than that they inspire readers to smile, laugh, think, wonder or wander. The stories in Marico Moon are 60 excellent reasons why Lionel Abrahams referred to Bosman as 'a South African literary genius'.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-11-01
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9781784705657

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
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R 207Jy spaar R 23
A fascinating collection of essays on literary subjects ranging from Daniel Defoe to Samuel Beckett by a Nobel and Booker Prize-winning writer Late Essays gathers together J.M. Coetzee's literary essays from 2006 to 2017. The subjects covered in this stunning collection range from Daniel Defoe in the early eighteenth century to Coetzee's contemporary Philip Roth. Coetzee has had a long-standing interest in German literature and here he engages with the work of Goethe, Hoelderlin, Kleist and Walser. There are four fascinating essays on fellow Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett and he looks at the work of three Australian writers: Patrick White, Les Murray and Gerald Murnane. There are essays too on Tolstoy's great novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich, on Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary, and on the Argentine modernist Antonio Di Benedetto.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-09-28
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9780143185529

Fiction: Short stories

Fiction  -  Short stories
R 190
R 171Jy spaar R 19
'In Court and Other Stories' brings together stories written over a span of many years. Some draw on feelings of exile and homesickness in America, some on friendships with others from South Africa, some on events during visits back. On the surface some deal only with Americans. All probe dislocation and imposed identity. South African born author, Rose Moss, emigrated to the USA in 1964. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches Creative Writing at Harvard.
Publikasiedatum: 2007-06-30

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