Running and Other Stories
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Running and Other Stories


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172 Pages


Turning her back on what is considered conventional, Makhosazana Xaba engages with her subject-matter on a revolutionary level in Running and Other Stories. She takes tradition � be that literary tradition, cultural tradition, gender tradition � and re-imagines it in a way that is liberating and innovative. Bracketed by Xaba�s revisitings of Can Themba�s influential short story, The Suit, the ten stories in this collection, while strongly independent, are in conversation with one another, resulting in a collection that can be devoured all at once or savoured slowly, story by story. By re-envisioning the ordinary and accepted, Xaba is creating a space in which women�s voices are given a rebirth.



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Published 26 August 2013
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EAN13 9781920590703
Language English
Document size 2 MB

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Publication © Modjaji Books 2013
Text © Makhosazana Xaba 2013
P O Box 385, Athlone, 7760, South Africa
ISBN 978-1-920590-16-1
Cover artwork and lettering by Carla Kreuser
Book and cover design by Natascha Mostert
Author photograph by Zed Xaba
Printed and bound by Creda Communications, Cape Town
Set in GaramondDedicated to my mother
Glenrose Nomvula Xaba
(22.06.1929 – 27.05.2011)
and her two sisters
Grace Thembani Mashaba (17.10.1932 – 08.12.1996)
and Doreen Mildred “Twana” Dlamini (21.03.1936 – 29.06.1991),
the daughters of Nokubekezela Mkhabela and Alban Mbatha.
OMama abathathu, oNdabezitha.Contents
Foreword i
Behind The Suit 1
Prayers 10
Inside 28
The Trip 45
Running 62
Room for my Shoes 82
People of the Valley 93
The Weekend 112
The Odds of Dakar 128
The Suit Continued: The Other Side 139
Acknowledgments 155