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The bed, dressed in hand sewn quilt or threadbare blanket, may in and of itself be memorable, but it is what happens in the bed - the sex and lovemaking, the dreams, the reading, the nightmares, the rest, giving birth and dying - which give 'bed' special meaning. Whether a bed is shared with a book, a child, a pet or a partner, whether lovers lie in ecstasy or ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published May 28th 2010 by Modjaji Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Helen
Nov 04, 2010 Helen rated it it was amazing
The stories in The Bed Book of Short Stories were written by authors, some new, some well-known and established, from Africa. There you have the first common denominator – they are all African writers. The second commonality among the stories is that in each of them a bed played a role.

The idea of “bed” being a thread throughout the book interested me. I admit, though, knowing the writers were all from Africa intrigued me since just about all the books I read are by American, Canadian, or Britis
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May 22, 2012 Claudie Muchindu rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
As a contributing author in this book I am slightly biased, however, this really is a book that should be shared as each story has interpretations that can be great talking points in addition to being wonderful solitary journeys.
Tiah
Aug 16, 2010 Tiah rated it really liked it
This is a brilliant book to read in bed. Book clubs (even the anti-shorts) need to pick up a copy. Yes. You. Do!
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The idea of a "bed" being the common thread joining these disparate bouquet of stories is definitely seductive , and yes , the stories do match up to the allure !!!
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Lauri Is a full time, award winning writer living in Botswana. She writes for children, teens and adults. She writes romance, detective, literary and humourous books.

Lauri has won or been shortlisted for numerous writing awards including: The Caine Prize, The Golden Baobab, MER Award for Best Youth Novel, The Sanlam Prize, Anglo Platinum Short Story Award and the Orange Botswerere Prize for Creat
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