Title: Home Away: 24 houres 24 cities 24 writers
Author: Louis Greenberg
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Zebra Press
Cape Town, South Africa 2010
ISBN 9781770220720 / ISBN 978-1-77022-072-0
Softcover, 15x23 cm, 240 pages
Being South African isn’t as black and white as it used to be. People from all over the world make this country 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: diverse, energetic, inquisitive and compelling.
In Home Away, twenty-four chapters by twenty-four writers, set in cities all around the world, make up one global day, a mosaic reflecting on the nature of home. The stories veer from Peruvian ruins and medieval European abbeys to American highways and Asian metropolises, from the suburbs of Sydney to the streets of Lagos.
There are tales about holidaying, honeymooning and working abroad, about emigrants in their new homes and immigrants visiting their old ones. Written by award-winning established authors and exciting new voices, Home Away is an exhilarating mix of memoir, travelogue, thriller, humour and speculative fiction.