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"Being South African isn’t as black and white as it used to be. People from all over the world make South Africa their home, while South Africans have more geographic freedom than ever before. This unique and captivating collection is a snapshot of South African writing today: emigrant and immigrant South Africans, living at home and away. In Home Away, twenty-four chapter ...more
Paperback, 1, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Zebra Press (first published 2010)
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Tiah
May 27, 2010 Tiah rated it really liked it
An intriguing collection of short-stories. But like any collection with numerous authors, the quality varies. Some are 5 star worthy, others less so. Some are highly creative, others shine through their simplicity, and others lost the idea of a story and became more essay-esq. Yet, they all fit together. They worked together, despite the vast differences in styles, tones and place. A disjointed novel, if you will. Stories that could stand alone, yet fit.

A lovely read. And lovely for when your l
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Richard
May 12, 2010 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
These one-page excerpts of all 24 stories speak for themselves.

Here are some links to early reviews and interviews:

Don Makatile in The Sowetan

Janet van Eeden on LitNet.co.za

Mandy J. Watson on Brainwavez



Maria
Feb 12, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it
I loved dipping into this book because I never knew whether the next story was going to be fiction or non-fiction. I especially liked Ivan Vladislavic, Lauren Beukes and Richard de Nooy's stories. Usually when one buys a book like this it's for the charity, it was a wonderful bonus to get brilliant stories too.
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Jan 13, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
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24 short stories. Each taking an hour of the day. Each taking a country. All somehow connected to South Africa by being from there but not there.

It's amazing what comes out of having restraints.
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