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Kamphoer | General Fiction

Francois Smith

It is the First World War and Susan Nell stands before the door of a private ward in a British military hospital. On the door she reads a single name. She knows that name. Sixteen years ago, during the Anglo-Boer War, she encountered that name in a concentration camp in Winburg. She lifts her hand to open the door. Her hand shakes uncontrollably. But she is a psychiatric nurse and this is what she has to do, bring...

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Biegbrief en ander verhale | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies

Esta Steyn

Women of various ages take centre stage in these short stories. Aletta (65) does not need that new dress to fall into her husband’s arms again; prudish Magda...

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Dare we Hope? Facing our Past to find a New Future | Current Affairs & Issues

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

'It is a gruesome tale - how we have moved so rapidly from the era of hope to the bleak landscape ushered in by Zuma's ascent to power …' Yet Pumla...

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Ballade vir ’n enkeling | General Fiction

Leon van Nierop

Soon to be a major film. In the mid-80’s the hit TV series Ballade vir ’n enkeling was on everyone’s lips. And now the story is published for a new...

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The Mark | Young Adult Fiction

Edyth Bulbring

(For 14-16-year-olds). In the future, the world has flipped. Ravaged by the Conflagration, this is a harsh world where the relentless sun beats down, people’s...

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Al die lieflike dade | Poetry & Poetry Anthologies

Charl-Pierre Naudé

Poetry by definition is something extraordinary, and this is eminently expressed in Charl-Pierre Naudé’s poems. Poetry is another way of looking – the metaphor...

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18 August 2014
Launch of Dare We Hope by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

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20 August 2014
Launch of Unitil Julius Comes by Richard Poplak

Until Julius Comes

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Francois Smith

Francois Smith makes a living as a freelancing publishing editor. He also acts as a writer, sometimes as a ghost more often in the flesh. His stories have...

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