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  • Running and Other Stories

  • By Xaba, Makhosazana
  • Pages 170
  • ISBN 9781920590697
  • 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 ñ be that literary tradition, cultural tradition, gender tradition ñ and re-imagines it in a way that is liberating and innovative. Bracketed by Xabaís revisitings of Can Thembaís 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 womenís voices are given a rebirth.

    About the Author:
    Makhosazana Xaba is a former writing fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (wiser) and is currently a writing fellow at the Wits School of Public Health. She is the author of two poetry collections: these hands (2005) and Tongues of their Mothers (2008). Her forthcoming début collection of short fiction, Running and other stories, will be published by Modjadji Books. She is the winner of the 2005 Deon Hofmeyr Award for Creative Writing and holds an MA in Writing from the University of the Witwatersrand.