The rich tradition of story-telling is kept alive here in these stories by women who write of and from the landscape and its people.
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Various. Editor: Davey, Maggie
Telegram, London, 2007
13 x 20 cm
Short Stories - South Africa
The African writer Yvonne Very, used to recall that, as a young girl in the cotton fields, the urge to write was so strong that with no pen and paper available she picked up a twig and started to scratch words onto her skin.
Stories in South Africa kept the dream of freedom alive during the colonial and apartheid years; and the tradition of the people and elders of a village meeting under the shade of a tree is based on telling stories as a way of arriving at an understanding.
Part of a series showcasing contemporary women writers from around the world.