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Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies

Niq Mhlongo

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...

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Feminism Is | Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies

Jen Thorpe

“Feminism is about power, potential, passion, and rights, but it keeps changing in purpose and meaning ...” Do you call yourself a feminist? What does this...

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The Ones with Purpose | Fiction

Cynthia Jele

With her sister, Fikile, dead from breast cancer, her father long gone, her mother emerging from years of slumber, and her younger brother, Mbuso, consumed with...

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Coming Soon

Sala Kahle, District Six | Biography

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane grew up in the heart of District Six. In poignant detail, she recreates her young life in a bustling community, with exciting social lives...

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The Hum of the Sun | General Fiction

Kirsten Miller

On the side of the road two boys are walking. The smaller one does not speak. He sees patterns, though, all around him – in the clouds, stones, arch of the sun....

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Latest News

03 November 2015
R.I.P Johan van Wyk

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02 November 2015
Nathan Trantraal wins Ingrid Jonker Prize

Nathan Trantraal, with his debut Chokers en survivors (Kwela), was recently announced the winner of the Ingrid Jonker Prize 2015.

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Author Focus

Niq Mhlongo

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...

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