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9780795707957
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A collection of new and critically acclaimed stories by award-winning South African author Ken Barris. Here, Barris's work combines everyday events with the surreal and fantastical: the title story centres on a dog called Worm; in another, husband and wife quarrel over a plugless lamp; and in another, a man encounters a speaking baboon in his kitchen. Poised, lyrical and humorous, the stories in this collection concretise the human condition via the author's characteristically unfettered style.
Publication date: 2017-06-01
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Welcome to Celenic Earth Publications's first General Fiction Anthology!
Meet the new general fiction short story collection to hit the book industry, brought to you by writers that form part of the Western Cape Region NaNoWriMo.
Eight authors take on the great task of bringing their new original stories to your minds, enticing you to read more. Meet the authors and their tales that hold no boundaries, who will grip you with every word:
Wesley Jade - Fatal Performance
Shameez Patel Papathanasiou - In. Hold. Out.
Fiona Tanzer - The Smell of Roasting Meat
Caroline M Reid - Dr Whye & Sophee
Theolin Tembo - Everytime You Die
Rets'epile Motiki - Hidden Figures
Agnes Masobeng - Uitlanders' Sweet Bitter Revenge
Shaun M Jooste - Maze for the Dying
Publication date: 2017-06-01
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Welcome to Volume 1 of Celenic Earth Publications's Horror Anthology, CEA Through the Dark!

In this first volume, we bring you new writers in the industry who have a love for the horror genre. These pages are bound to thrill you with their words and send you on a dark, epic journey.

In this volume, CEA presents:

Dean Clark - Rivertone
Andi Hodgetts - Stonehurst
Jamie Alvey - Initiation
Shawn Chang - A Hellish, Devilish Halloween
John E. Swan - Beachball
Mystery Writer - Solitude
Shaun M Jooste - Curse of the Forgotten Evil
Publication date: 2017-06-01
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9780795706967
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Niq Mhlongo returns with a collection of short stories that cover the span of our democracy: crime, xenophobia, racism and homophobia, the new black elite, land redistribution, the Zuma presidency. The stories have been published to critical acclaim in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the USA but remain largely unknown in South Africa. A​ffluenza offers us a chance to savour Niq Mhlongo's take on the madness of the last twenty years.

Niq Mhlongo was born in 1973 in Soweto. He has a BA from the University of the Witwatersrand, with majors in African Literature and Political Studies. His first novel, Dog Eat Dog, was published by Kwela in 2004 and was translated into Spanish under the title Perro Come Perro in 2006. This Spanish edition was awarded the Mar de Letras prize.

Besides writing novels and short stories, Niq has written a screenplay for the animated children's TV series Magic Cellar and scripts for a comic magazine called Mshana, the first issue of which appeared in February 2007. After Tears is his second novel.
Publication date: 2016-04-01
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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.
Publication date: 2016-02-01
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This anthology of short stories has been compiled primarily to meet the needs of first-year university students. The stories range from mid-nineteenth century to contemporary examples and represent the best in the British, European, American and South African traditions. The anthology is not bound to any particular theme, locality or point of view. It introduces students to various types of short story: humorous, mystery, detective, children's stories, etc.
Publication date: 2015-12-01
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Illustrator: Gina Daniel
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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.
Publication date: 2014-10-01
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With this debut novella and collection of short stories the reader is introduced to a startling new voice in African literature. Novuyo Tshuma sketches, with astounding accuracy, the realities of daily life in Zimbabwe and the peculiar intricacies of being a foreigner in Johannesburg. Vivid, sparse and, at times, tragically beautiful.
Publication date: 2013-07-01
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37 stories selected and arranged by Suzette Kotzé-Myburgh from Stoffel in Afrika en Stoffel op safari. Translated by Elsa Silke.
Publication date: 2013-02-01
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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.
Publication date: 2012-12-01
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Bosman's Voorkamerstories first appeared in The Forum in 1950-1951 as a weekly column and was considered by his colleagues as his best work.
This volume contains all the Voorkamerstories in the order in which they originally appeared, unabridged and uncensored. In these stories, the local farmers gather in Jurie Steyn's voorkamer, which doubles as the Drogevlei post office, to share the news of the day, comment on world events and tell stories about pretty girls, ghosts and hypocondriacs.
Publication date: 2011-10-01
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A wife lies to her husband, seeking refuge from her dowdy life in the plush hotel that overlooks their home. A man ascends the glass-topped dome of a mall in search of a lost childhood memory. History comes to life for a young boy trapped in the city library. An elderly woman nurses a football star back to health ...
Publication date: 2010-10-01
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This is the classic collection of Chinua Achebe's short fiction, written over twenty years and drawn from literary journals and magazines. The earliest, 'Marriage is a Private Affair' (1952), dates back to his student days at Ibadan, Nigeria, while the latest, 'Sugar Baby' (1972), uses a man's simple obsession with sugar as an allegory of the far greater evil of human behaviour during the time of war.
Publication date: 2010-05-01
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Bosman's best-loved and classic stories about the Marico District and Oom Schalk Lourens published here for the first time in full. With an introduction and notes on the texts by Craig MacKenzie.
Publication date: 2009-02-01
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9780798150736
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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.
Publication date: 2009-02-01

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