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African Writing Archives




The characters that people this collection are distracted by their jobs - or the lack of them, by their needs and by various approximations of love. Yet, humour is not hard to find.


Cuba on the Edge

M. G. Berg
P. Carmell
A. Fountain

Cuba on the Edge



Africa Pens; New Writing from Southern Africa, 2007

selected By J. M. Coetzee

Reviewed by Clara Ndyani



He was repeatedly doing the same thing each day. Everything that he was about to do, he has done before, He knew what was going to happen before it actually happened, leaving no room for excitement and only existence:


Author Riaan Manser

reviewed by Bridget McNulty




Ja, No, Man

Author: Richard Poplak

reviewed by Bridget McNulty

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