Marlene van Niekerk is a respected writer from South Africa, who writes in the Afrikaner language, one of the official languages in this country. I was very impressed by her novel Agaat, a story of two women, bound together from different backgrounds and different positions in life.“Die vrou wat haar verkyker vergeet het” (“The woman … Continue reading review DIE VROU WAT HAAR VERKYKER VERGEET HET
Like a Flower in a Desert Sun
What is your dream country where you can blossom like a flower? Read this short story to discover more. This story has been written by the Nigerian author Ope Adeyato.
Cattle Praise Song
When you follow this link to get to a short story written by the Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga. Where are the days that cattle was praised and young and old made songs about special cows and bulls?
THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK
This book is a collection of twelve stories written by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Most of these stories have been published before, some under another title, one has even been published twice before finding itself in this collection. Let me state first that I have enjoyed these stories very much. They have been … Continue reading THE THING AROUND YOUR NECK
TJ Benson’s Short Story Collection to be Published by Parresia
Some stories linger on, from one magazine to another. Some stories fade away after the first readers have moved to other shores. Some stories have been left behind and no one searches for the lost words. Now publisher Parresia has decided to collect and to put together between covers short stories written by T. J. … Continue reading TJ Benson’s Short Story Collection to be Published by Parresia
A fire is burning
A short story deserves a warm welcome. This one has been written by Jarryd Coetsee. He is a writer and film-maker from South Africa. Have a good look at this story and enjoy it.