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»Short Writings from Bulawayo is an enjoyable book that should appeal to readers with varied tastes and interests. The book is a pleasure to read.«
Miriam Madziwa
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Short Writings from Bulawayo

Short Writings from Bulawayo 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, of fear and death, of 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, 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, of life. A reflection of our times.

Short Writings from Bulawayo won the Literature in English category at the 2005 Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association awards. The judges stated that »this book is an eye opening project and is set to win more awards at home and abroad.«
Short Writings from Bulawayo
edited by Jane Morris
2003
ISBN 0-7974-2540-3
144 pages