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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"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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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
May 12, 2010 Richard rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (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

Mandy J. Watson on Brainwavez

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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I am a freelance writer and editor. My debut novel, The Beggars’ Signwriters, was shortlisted for the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the 2007 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize. I conceived and edited Home Away, a collaboration by 24 writers set in a single, global day. My new novel, Dark Windows, is published in South Africa in April 2014.

Under the name S.L. Grey , I co-write horror-th
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