Short Writings from Bulawayo II

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Jane Morris
African Books Collective, 2005 - Literary Collections - 116 pages
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Short Writings from Bulawayo II is a collection of short stories and poems from 22 contributors that take the reader on a journey through the townships of Bulawayo, to the rural areas and beyond. It would be unforgivable in today's Zimbabwe to publish as anthology that did not reflect the struggles of the people to survive oppression and the way that cultural expectations impact on their daily lives. As well as pathos, there is often humour in the closely observed portrayals of township denizens. A common theme in the pieces is the singular fortitude of Zimbabweans in the face of adversity. The reader has only to dip into this collection to get a feel of life in present day Zimbabwe. "The book is a must read for insights into the Zimbabwean consciousness. It is dynamic, real, seasoned with humour and bursting with creative energy from some of the country's most talented writers". - Chipo Chitonga, The Zimbabwean
 

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Where can I get my hands on a copy of the full version of the Anthill by Gertrude Nyakutse? I love this woman, her writing is captivating

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Contents

Everything is Gonna Be All Right
1
Its His Who Wakes the Hare
6
My Dustbin
13
Whirlwinds
14
Bathing with Tadpoles
19
Something about Tea
22
The Coming
29
Past State House
32
Our Notre Dame
58
The Seekers
59
The Girl with the Stolen Virginity
66
2084
70
The Messengers Finger
76
My Meat
77
Amainini Wendy
81
My Hood
85

Crossing the Divide
34
The Photo
38
Full Circle
42
Illuminating Flames
46
Rosewater
48
City Insomnia
50
Between Two Men
55
One for the Road
89
Hope
97
Ill Fly Away
98
The Baboon
102
The Anthill
103
Contributors
111
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