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Recognition - An Anthology Of South African Short stories (Paperback): Recognition - An Anthology Of South African Short stories (Paperback)
R308 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R64 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The lives of South Africans have always been interwoven in complex ways. There is a long history of division; but also of profound (and often surprising) instances of mutual recognition. Recognition is an exciting anthology of short stories in which twenty-two South African writers render these intricate connections.

The writers whose stories have been selected use the transformative power of the imagination and the unique appeal of the short story to illuminate aspects of our past and present. Cumulatively their stories tell of a history tainted by misrecognition but not, finally, bound by it. Amongst the twenty-two contributors are some of our best-known short story writers: Pauline Smith, Herman Charles Bosman, H.I. E. Dhlomo, Can Themba, Nadine Gordimer, Alex La Guma, Dan Jacobson, Miriam Tlali, Ahmed Essop, Njabulo Ndebele, Mandla Langa, Chris van Wyk, Damon Galgut, Achmat Dangor and Zoe Wicomb. And there is also a selection of vibrant newer voices: Makhosazana Xaba, Nadia Davids, Mary Watson, Lindiwe Nkutha, Wamuwi Mbao and Kobus Moolman.

Chronologically the collection ranges from the 1920s to the twenty first century. It builds on its predecessor, Encounters, but devotes significant attention to the transitional and post-apartheid years: almost half the stories were published after 1994. The anthology includes a generous and detailed introduction, written by David Medalie. It traces the motif of recognition, discusses the general characteristics of short stories and the narrative devices used by writers, and includes a brief analysis of each short story.

Recognition will appeal to teachers and students of literature. It will be enjoyed by all those who love short stories and appreciate the craftsmanship involved in telling a memorable tale.

The House Next Door - 3 Chilling Stories (Paperback): James Patterson The House Next Door - 3 Chilling Stories (Paperback)
James Patterson 1
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

From a domestic noir to a suspicious missing persons case and a family forced into hiding, The House Next Door is packed with three suspenseful stories.

The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo):
Married mother of four Laura Sherman was thrilled when her new neighbour invited her on some errands. But a few quick tasks became a long lunch – and now things could go too far with a man who isn't what he seems...

The Killer's Wife (with Max DiLallo):
Six girls have gone missing. Detective McGrath knows the only way to find them is to get close to the suspect's wife... maybe too close.

The Witnesses (with Brendan DuBois):
The Sanderson family has been forced into hiding after one of them stumbled upon a criminal plot. Or so they think. No one will answer their questions. And the terrifying truth may come too late...

Tell Tale (Paperback, Air Iri OME): Jeffrey Archer Tell Tale (Paperback, Air Iri OME)
Jeffrey Archer 3
R299 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R42 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection TELL TALE, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.

Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way.

Revel in the stories of the 1930's woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.

These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.

Sunshine Noir (Paperback): Annamaria Alfieri, Michael Stanley Sunshine Noir (Paperback)
Annamaria Alfieri, Michael Stanley 1
R245 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In these stories, seventeen writers from around the globe tell of dark doings in sunny places.

Join them in the Dominican Republic, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, chic Mykonos, Seville at midnight, and on the morning beachfront of Ghana where a man has revenge on his mind. Follow an NGO worker kidnapped in Yemen, an engineer repairing a dam in turmoil-torn Ethopia, a foolish young Englishman hitchhiking across the Sahara. You will visit historic instabul and Mombasa and learn the secrets of family conflicts in Singapore, in Puerto Rico, in New Orleans.

The authors of these tales will convince you that evil under the sun makes for the most compelling, most entertaining crime fiction anywhere on earth.

Notes From Underground - Anthology (Paperback): Judy Croome, Other Authors Notes From Underground - Anthology (Paperback)
Judy Croome, Other Authors
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 In stock
Coming Home for Christmas (Paperback): Helen Bianchin, Lucy Gordon, Rebecca Winters Coming Home for Christmas (Paperback)
Helen Bianchin, Lucy Gordon, Rebecca Winters
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Footprints In The Quag - Stories & Dialogues From Soweto (Paperback): Mariam Tlali Footprints In The Quag - Stories & Dialogues From Soweto (Paperback)
Mariam Tlali
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Footprints in the Quag highlights the occurrence and effects of domestic violence, rape and sexual harassment in the township of Soweto.

Yet her women characters are not victims – they fight back, physically or through educating their communities. They carve out for themselves social spaces where they are able to organize against such abuse.

Storieman - Omnibus 5 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Leon Rousseau Storieman - Omnibus 5 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Leon Rousseau
R145 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R14 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 10 working days

Hierdie omnibus-uitgawe is ’n versameling van die gewildste verhale uit die bekende Storieman-reeks. Dit sluit die oorspronklike voorlesings op twee oudio-CD’s in, sodat almal heerlik saam kan lees en luister! By die huis, of in die motor ... Storieman is daar!

In hierdie uitgawe verskyn gunstelinge soos “Wikus te Goede”, “Die astrante snyertjie”, “Die standvastige bliksoldaatjie” en “Die keiser se nuwe klere.” Kom lag lekker saam met stories soos “Liewe Heksie en die Koekoekie” en “Spokie van Boosgelegen” en word betower deur sprokies soos “Elf wilde swane”, “Die tonteldoos” en “Die Groen Jonkvrou van die meer”.

Wanneer Bloekoms Dans (Afrikaans, Paperback): J.M. Gilfillan Wanneer Bloekoms Dans (Afrikaans, Paperback)
J.M. Gilfillan
R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

‘n Versameling kortverhale deur die bekende skrywer J.M Gilfillan. Die hooftema is verhoudings en die wyse waarop mense reageer op die vreugde en verdriet wat deel is van hierdie lewe.

Meestal gaan dit nie oor groot en aardskuddende gebeurtenisse nie, maar die klein dinge van elke dag. Die broosheid van verhoudings.

Die bundel het ook ’n ligter kant. So is daar byvoorbeeld ’n spookstorie, daar is ’n bietjie erotiek, en heelwat oor die krag van woorde.

Tell Tale (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): Jeffrey Archer Tell Tale (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
Jeffrey Archer 1
R314 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R69 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited collection of fourteen short stories, Tell Tale, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years.

Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour.

These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.

Die Beste Verhale Van Eugene N. Marais  (Afrikaans, Paperback): Eugene N. Marais Die Beste Verhale Van Eugene N. Marais (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Eugene N. Marais
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Die enigmatiese digter, verteller en wetenskaplike Eugène N. Marais bly een van die boeiendste en raaiselagtige figure in die Afrikaanse letterkunde.

Vir elke leser wat sy pragtige gedig “Winternag” of die weergalose Dwaalstories ken, is hy die skrywer van werke wat jou lank bybly.

In hierdie bundel verskyn die skrywer se beste en mees onderhoudende kortverhale, soos uitgesoek deur Merwe Scholtz. Soos Marais se lewe self, wentel die meeste van hierdie verhale om raaisels. Baie van hulle is trouens speurverhale. Hierdie boek is die perfekte geskenk vir lesers van alle ouderdomme.

Haai Karoo (Afrikaans, Paperback): Etienne Van Heerden Haai Karoo (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Etienne Van Heerden
R275 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R39 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Verhale uit die hartland.

Al die Karoostories wat Etienne van Heerden tot op hede geskryf het, word vir die eerste keer in een bundel versamel. Dit sluit onder andere in “Die gas in Rondawel Wilhelmina”, een van sy heel sterkste tekste.

Heerlike verhale wat Van Heerden se suiwer aanvoeling vir die woord en sy vermoë tot knap karakterisering en situasietekening demonstreer, almal geplaas binne ’n landskap wat hom besonder na aan die hart lê.

The First Law Of Sadness (Paperback): Nick Mulgrew The First Law Of Sadness (Paperback)
Nick Mulgrew
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Shipped within 11 - 17 working days

Connected by more than their exquisite prose, Nick Mulgrew’s new stories delve into a world of killer eagles, tattoo removal parlours, hardcore punk guitarists-cum-auditors, turtle sanctuaries, plane crashes, amateur pornographers and biltong-makers – a world concurrently too strange and too familiar for comfort. A collection of startling imagination and sympathy – set primarily in South Africa’s least fashionable cities and suburbs – these stories maintain a precarious balance between rich comedy and despair throughout their explorations of grief, spectacle, sex, nostalgia, and the lives of animals, both human and not. With audaciousness met by trademark spiritual undercurrents and poetic flourish, The First Law of Sadness is confirmation of Mulgrew’s status as one of South Africa’s best contemporary exponents of short fiction.

The Power of Sympathy and the Coquette (Paperback): William Hill Brown, Hannah Webster Foster The Power of Sympathy and the Coquette (Paperback)
William Hill Brown, Hannah Webster Foster; Edited by Carla Mulford
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Written in epistolary form and drawn from actual events, Brown’s The Power of Sympathy (1789) and Foster’s The Coquette (1797) were two of the earliest novels published in the United States. Both novels reflect the eighteenth-century preoccupation with the role of women as safekeepers of the young country’s morality.

Nightrider - Selected Poems (Paperback): Tatamkhulu Afrika Nightrider - Selected Poems (Paperback)
Tatamkhulu Afrika
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Representing the experiences and suffering of Tatamkhulu Afrika's turbulent life and times during apartheid-era South Africa, this selection of his poetry provides a unique and personal view of what it was like to live a sensitive and reflective life in South Africa in the years leading up to the release of Nelson Mandela. The poems reflect all the aspects of Afrika's life-from the political resistance that resulted in his work being banned in South Africa to the joy of living to see the causes he fought for triumph. Lyrical and infused with persuasive narratives, Afrika's poems are intensely readable and offer a rare glimpse into the private emotional strains caused by apartheid.

Someone to Watch Over Me (Paperback, New Ed): Richard Bausch Someone to Watch Over Me (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard Bausch
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Richard Bausch is a master of the intimate moment, of the ways we seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world. Gew writers evoke the complexities of love as subtly, and few capture the poignancy of the sudden insight or the rhythms of ordinary conversation with such delicacy and humor. To read these twelve stories--of love and loss, of families and strangers, of small moments and enormous epiphanies--is to be reminded again of the power of short fiction to thrill and move us, to make us laugh, or cry. In these profound glimpses into the private fears, joys, and sorrows of people we know, we find revealed a whole range of human experience, told with extraordinary force, clarity, and compassion.

The Fall - Tales From The Apocalypse (Paperback): Matt Sinclair The Fall - Tales From The Apocalypse (Paperback)
Matt Sinclair; Contributions by Judy Croome
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 In stock

An anthology of short stories, The Fall explores different visions of the apocalypse.

Ancient prophecies, technological Armageddon, failures of government, a distracted deity, and yes, zombies all have their moments in this collection, but so do love, yearning, hope, and humor.

In the end, the apocalypse offers a path to new beginnings, even if it takes a course through death, despair, and destruction to find them.

Jewish Noir - Contemporary Tales Of Crime And Other Dark Deeds (Paperback): Kenneth Wishnia Jewish Noir - Contemporary Tales Of Crime And Other Dark Deeds (Paperback)
Kenneth Wishnia
R378 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R87 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This anthology includes the work of numerous authors such as Marge Piercy, Harlan Ellison, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Richler, Moe Prager (Reed Farrel Coleman), Wendy Hornsby, Charles Ardai, and Kenneth Wishnia. The stories explore such issues as the Holocaust and its long-term effects on subsequent generations, anti-Semitism in the mid- and late-20th-century United States, and the dark side of the Diaspora (e.g., the decline of revolutionary fervor, the passing of generations, the Golden Ghetto, etc.).

The stories in this collection include “Trajectories,” Marge Piercy’s story of the divergent paths taken by two young men from the slums of Cleveland and Detroit in a rapidly changing post–WW II society; “Some You Lose,” Nancy Richler’s empathetic exploration of the emotional and psychological challenges of trying to sum up a man’s life in a eulogy; and “Yahrzeit Candle,” Stephen Jay Schwartz’s take on the subtle horrors of the inevitable passing of time.

These works include many “teachable moments” about the history of prejudice, the contradictions of ethnic identity, and assimilation into American society and culture.

The Stories of David Leavitt (Paperback): David Leavitt The Stories of David Leavitt (Paperback)
David Leavitt
R222 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R44 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is a complete collection of moving, elegant and often witty short stories from one of America's most respected writers. Here, David Leavitt covers a range of challenging themes such as illness, grief and betrayal with his inimitable graceful touch. He takes the reader from Switzerland to San Francisco, and from a young man's attempt to contract the HIV virus to American tourists being startled by the local conventions in Italy. Bringing together "Family Dancing" (a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize), "A Place I've Never Been" and "The Marble Quilt", this edition affirms David Leavitt's mastery of the short-story form.

Amagama Enkululeko - Words For Freedom: Writing Life Under Apartheid (Paperback): Equal Education Amagama Enkululeko - Words For Freedom: Writing Life Under Apartheid (Paperback)
Equal Education; Foreword by Zakes Mda
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Amagama Enkululeko - Words For Freedom: Writing Life Under Apartheid is an anthology of short fiction, poetry, narrative journalism and extracts from novels and memoirs which frames local literature as a lens through which to engage with South Africa’s past. The collection was put together and edited by Equal Education.

With a foreword by Zakes Mda, and a mixture of famous and seemingly forgotten struggle writers, this anthology of poetry and prose opens a window onto the ways ordinary, everyday life was shaped by the forces of history.

A Century of Great Western Stories (Paperback, New ed): John Jakes A Century of Great Western Stories (Paperback, New ed)
John Jakes
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John Jakes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed historical novels as North and South and The Kent Family Chronicles has long been both a fan and a distinguished author of novels and stories of the American West. Now, with the turning of the millennium, he has compiled in one volume a century's worth of his favorite Western fiction.

To illustrate the evolution of the genre, Jakes has included such legendary authors as Owen Wister, Louis L'Amour, and Zane Grey along side their more contemporary peers such as Loren Estleman and Elmer Kelton. While the stories have changed over the years, certain timeless themes of Western fiction remain constant. At the heart of the stories are ideas that have become synonymous with the American dream---the frontier spirit, individual freedoms, and man's relationship with the land.

A Century of Great Western Stories is essentially a retrospective of western writing over the past century, but Jakes also sets out to give readers a glimpse of what the future might hold for western fiction. While trends in publishing might not always be promising, the current crop of contemporary Western authors show that the old west will always have a place in the world of fiction. Like the American dream which it celebrates, Western fiction will perservere.

After Oil 2: The Years Of Crisis (Paperback): John Michael Greer After Oil 2: The Years Of Crisis (Paperback)
John Michael Greer
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John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, "The Archdruid Report," returns with another collection of twelve tales from the post oil future.

As Industrial civilization staggers beneath its myriad dysfunctions, ordinary people endure the long, slow descent that shapes the years of crisis.

The old world passes away and a new age takes shape.

Prison Writing in 20th-Century America (Paperback): H.Bruce Franklin Prison Writing in 20th-Century America (Paperback)
H.Bruce Franklin; Foreword by Tom Wicker
R344 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R26 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Harrowing in their frank detail and desperate tone, the selections in this anthology pack an emotional wallop...Should be required reading for anyone concerned about the violence in our society and the high rate of recidivism."—Publishers Weekly. Includes work by: Jack London, Nelson Algren, Chester Himes,Jack Henry Abbott, Robert Lowell, Malcolm X, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Piri Thomas.

Era Por Setembro (Paperback): Xabier Quiroga Era Por Setembro (Paperback)
Xabier Quiroga
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O Lapis Do Carpinteiro (Paperback): Manuel Rivas O Lapis Do Carpinteiro (Paperback)
Manuel Rivas
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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