HAIR, weaving & unpicking stories of identity

: Hichens (J.) & Szczurek (K.)

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299pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2019


A collection of short stories. Contributors include Fred Khumalo, Alex Latimer, Sue Nyathi, Melissa A. Volker, Shubnum Khan, Alex Smith, Bongani Kona, Mary Watsonn, Craig Higginson, Diane Awerbuck and Sally-Ann Murray.

Includes photographs by Karina Turok, Nick Mulgrew, Karina M. Szczurek, Simangele Kalisa and Jasmin Valcarcel, amongst others.

Foreword by Palesa Morudu.

Writer and editor Joanne Hichens has edited a number of short story anthologies including Bad Company and The Bed Book of Short Stories. Her crime novels include Divine Justice and Sweet Paradise. She lives in Cape Town.
Writer, editor, critic and publisher Karina M. Szczurek is the co-editor of Touch: stories of contact and Water, new short fiction from Africa. Her play for young adults, A Change of Mind, won the 2012 MML Literature Award for English Drama. In 2018 she received the Thomas Pringle Award for a portfolio of ad hoc reviews from the English Academy of Southern Africa. She is the author of the novel Invisible Others and the memoir The Fifth Mrs Brink.