Short Fiction

La République Des Singes

La République Des Singes

by Jean Francois Kouadio Comprenons-nous réellement le contenu principiel du contrat social? Comment combattre effacement la corruption. Pourquoi assistons-nous continuellement à la dilution des repères normatifs, à la montée du tribalisme et de la xénophobie? Comment...

The Republic of Monkeys

The Republic of Monkeys

The Republic of Monkeys How can poverty be eradicated? How can Africa be industrialised? How can corruption be fought? How armed conflicts be settled? Why are so many Africans maladjusted once back from western universities? How can religious fundamentalism and...

Totem and Candidate / Sing Babylon

Totem and Candidate / Sing Babylon

by Marcelle du Toit This book contains two novellas by Marcelle du Toit that offer contrasting southern African scenarios: one set in Hillbrow, being a tale of Rastas, Jewish neurosis, jazz fiends, hallucinations and the contradictions African patriarchy creates for...

Meditations of a Non-White White

Meditations of a Non-White White

by Allan Kolski Horwitz Short stories from a master of the form, this collection scrapes away superficial assumptions and brings to life a multitude of characters whose concerns have dominated post-1994 South Africa but are in many respects timeless; in particular,...

100 Papers

100 Papers

by Liesl Jobson Winner of the Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Award Liesl Jobson’s collection is aptly termed ‘flash fiction’ or ‘prose poems’. It comprises 100 short pieces that are beautifully impressionistic – the literary equivalent of a well-timed photograph....

Out of the Wreckage

Out of the Wreckage

by Allan Kolski Horwitz This collection of 47 parables and flash fictions can be described as follows: The dream-like; the waking fantasy; the reverie; the parable that instructs; the story that informs; the story that provokes the underbelly of consciousness; the...

Jail Birds And Others

Jail Birds And Others

by Muthal Naidoo A book of short stories, mainly about South African women, that looks at some of the complexities of life faced by women living in a society of diverse cultures. They are rooted in personal experience yet illuminate the social contexts in which they...

Post-traumatic

Post-traumatic

South African Short Stories edited by Chris van Wyk and Vagn Plenge Commissioned by the Cultural Arm of the Danish Anti-Apartheid Movement The anthology features a collection of dynamic and original pieces. It is edited by Chris van Wyk, who is both a well-known poet...

Un/common Ground

Un/common Ground

by Allan Kolski Horwitz The ten stories in Un/common Ground do, indeed, cover the unusual and generally unwritten about in South Africa with respect to both themes and styles. They range from adult love entanglements to the difficulties of children caught in the...

Unity in Flight

Unity in Flight

Anthology of Short Fiction Short fiction by Maropodi Mapalakanye, Peter Rule, Zacharia Rapola, Michael Vines, Phaswane Mpe, Allan Kolski Horwitz. This volume was our first anthology of fiction (2001) and included work by writers who had been published in the Botsotso...