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Recommended short story books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into short story here are some short story books from South Africa for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

Sit Down and Listen

Sit Down and Listen: Stories from South Africa by Ellen Kuzwayo EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
'For so many years now,' writes the author of this delightful collection, 'we have owned our stories while owning so little else.' Ellen Kuzwayo's autobiography Call Me Woman was an international bestseller. At last we hear her extraordinarily distinct voice again, this time in a series of stories culled from her rich personal experience as community leader, social worker, teacher and black woman in South Africa. These tales explore the complex life of contemporary black South Africa through the traditional form of story-telling. But the stories themselves are no... continue


Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree by Nicholas Mhlongo EN

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Imbued with a sense of place, this short story collection captures the vibrancy of Soweto and surrounds. Told with satirical flair, life and death intertwine in these tales where funerals and the ancestors feature strongly. Take a seat under the apricot tree and let a born storyteller enthral you with tales both entertaining and thought-provoking. -- Publisher's description.

The Collector of Treasures

The Collector of Treasures and Other Botswana Village Tales by Bessie Head EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.