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Short Writings from Bulawayo won the Literature in English category at the 2005 Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association awards. It is a book of stories, poems and non-fiction pieces that are evocative of Zimbabwe's second city and its rural surroundings. The collection from 23 contributors tells of many things: of family and friendship, or fear and death, or witches and spirits, of hunger and drought, of dreams and aspirations, of leaving home and leaving Zimbabwe, of queues and loneliness, of football and bicycles and of growing old and of love. A unifying theme of many of the stories and poems is loss - of innocence, of purpose, of love, of culture, of belonging, and of life.



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Published 15 August 2006
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EAN13 9780797445000
Language English

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Short Writings
IIIShort Writings
IIIISBN 0-7974-3131-4
ISBN 978-0-7974-4500-0
© This collection: ‘amaBooks, 2006
© Each contribution remains the copyright of the author
Published by ‘amaBooks
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Printed by Automation Business Forms, Bulawayo
Cover painting: ‘We Shall Rise’ by Owen Maseko
‘amaBooks would like to express their thanks to HIVOS for making this publication possible.
Drinking with Hitler, by Owen Sheers, was previously published in his collection Skirrid Hill,
Seren, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Owen Sheers. Reproduced by permission of the author c/o Rogers,
Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN. This work is copyright and has been
recorded for the sole use of people with print disabilities. No unauthorised broadcasting, public
performance, copying or re-recording is permitted.
The Road, by Cornelus Sanders, was previously published in The Lancet, December 2005.
The Jazz Goblin, by Brian Chikwava, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any
form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the
prior permission of the publisher.C o n t e n t s
The Boy with a Crooked Head Thabisani Ndlovu
The Rhythm of Life Bryony Rheam
Cain and Abel Raisedon Baya
Sonnet with One Unstated Line John Eppel
Your Burden Farai Mpofu
The Concert Mzana Mthimkhulu
Butterflies Drift into the Edges of our City Life John S. Read
The Ambulance Catherine Buckle
Paying to Die Ignatius Mabasa
Hands Mary Ndlovu
Ode to Departed Writers Albert Nyathi
Jock Sherlaw Pete Hutton
Uncle Benny Mathew Chokuwenga
A Secret Place Jason Emde
id i Christopher Mlalazi
A Matter of Statistics Wim Boswinkel
Drinking with Hitler Owen Sheers
Forgiveness Diana Charsley
Another Day Albert Gumbo
Pay Day Pentecost Mate
Native David Goodwin
Tearing the Curtain Bhekilizwe Dube
Home Sweet Home John Eppel
Itekiya Godfrey M. Sibanda
The Matriarch Wendy Blakeley
The Harare Hermit Tinashe Mushakavanhu