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Stories by Southern African Writers
"Once Upon a Time" by Nadine Gordimer
This short story portrays the transition from Apartheid to independence in South Africa.
"The Ultimate Safari" by Nadine Gordimer
This short story takes the reader on the journey of two Mozambican children fleeing civil war. They escape through Kruger National Park into South Africa.
Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei
This is an excerpt from Tavengerwei's first novel. It is set in Zimbabwe and is told from the perspective a young Zimbabwean girl.
The Heaven Shop by Deborah Ellis
Ellis sets this story in Malawi under the regime of President Banda. The excerpt sheds light on life for Malawians during this time.
The Sleeping Baobab Tree by Paula Leyden
Leyden illuminates some aspects of life in Zambia.
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace
Set in Zimbabwe the early 1980s, just after independence from white minority rule, this story takes readers to a time in the country's history where people are trying to overcome a racialised past to achieve true democracy. The first two chapters of the novel included here show us what life was like in recently racially integrated boarding school.
Cinderella in the South: Twenty-five South African Tales (World Book eBook)
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An Obliging Robber by Mia Coutu (Mozambique- translated from Portuguese)
Poetry by African Writers
African Poets and their Poetry
This website contains poem written by children with HIV and/or AIDS.