Modern South African stories: Revised edition

Modern South African stories includes 17 entirely fresh stories by a wide range of new South African writers.
Gray, Stephen
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Book title: Modern South African stories: Revised edition
Editor: Stephen Gray
Publisher: Jonathan Ball
Cape Town, South Africa 2007
ISBN 9780868522265
Softcover, 15x22 cm, 219 pages


Modern South African Stories – Revised Selection edited by Stephan Gray is the new edition of the perennial seller. It now includes the best ten stories from the original edition and has been updated to include 17 entirely fresh stories by a wide range of new South African writers. Some of the stories have never been published before.

The original selection by the same editor was reprinted seven times by public demand. This selection of some of the finest work by South African writers, old and new, will continue to entertain and inspires lovers of the short story form. Authors whose stories appear in this book include Lionel Abrahams, Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Mongane Serote, Ahmed Essop and numerous other talented South African writers.

The author Stephen Gray was born in Cape Town in 1941. He is a well-known poet, now retired from academic life, and works in Johannesburg as a freelance journalist. Included in this anthology is one of his own stories, which first appeared in the Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad.

Content: Modern South African stories

Es'kia Mphahlele
A Ballad of Oyo
Lionel Abrahams
The Messiah
Yvonne Burgess
If You Swallow You're Dead
Ahmed Essop
Gerty's Brother
Nadine Gordimer
You Name it
Bessie Head
The Prisoner who Wore Glasses
Sipho Sepamla
Mongane Serote
Let's Wander Together
Peter Wilhelm
Pieter-Dirk Uys
God will See You Now
Elleke Boehmer
27 April 1994
Rustum Kozain
The Tongue
Rachelle Greeff
Tell Him it is Never Too Late
Peter Rule
Rose Moss
A Gem Squash
Shaun Levin
The Good Outside
Shaun de Waal
Stephen Gray
Without Whom
Chris van Wyk
Deena Padayachee
Heavy Cerebral Metal
Phaswane Mpe
Brooding Clouds
Maureen Isaacson
Blood Diamonds
K Sello Duiker
When You Least Expect It
Farida Karodia
A Handbag in the Boot
Dennis Venter
Bearing Breasts
Ken Barris
Sheila Roberts
A Kidnapping