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This Place I Call Home

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Ten stories. Ten voices. Ten diverse perspectives of what home has meant to South Africans that countryis challenging history. In this thought provoking collection we are drawn into the lives of others. From an old widower who seems content on the outside but feels that his world is unravelling in the new South Africa, to an immigrant who has fled racial persecution in 193 ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published April 26th 2010 by Modjaji Books
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Nov 17, 2010 added it
The stories cover a diverse range of South Africa, written in a style similiar to Arja Salafranca. Quiet, the stories may be, they are not on quiet topics. Thus, the reader will be left to consider the stories long after they have been read.

On a personal note, was a both delighted and slightly shocked (and 'oh dear') to see a story where an Oxford Dictionary plays a central role. I had no idea that my own story, 'Bobby Brown,' was being very unoriginal. That said, Vandermerwe uses her in a much
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Judith White is a winner of the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Centenary Award, and twice winner of the Auckland Star Short Story Competition. A collection of short stories, Visiting Ghosts, was shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards, and her first novel, Across the Dreaming Night, was shortlisted for the Montana New Zealand Book of the Year. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
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