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Title The bed book of short stories [electronic resource] / compiled by Lauri Kubuitsile ; edited by Joanne Hichens.

Imprint Athlone, South Africa : Modjajj Books, ©2010.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (311 pages)
Africa, Southern
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Introduction: Making the Bed -- Bedrock -- In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata -- Desire, with Borders -- Stains Like a Map -- Sleeping through Heartbreak -- A Natural Combination -- The Artful Craft of Quilting -- The Capable Wife -- Lie Still Heart: Scenes from a Girlhood Devoured -- Every Picture Tells 8230; -- To Own a Bed -- A Requiem for Daniel -- Lena My Lovely -- Heaven (or Something Like It) -- Crazy -- Hunters and Lovers -- On a Broomstick -- Nompumelelo Sinxotos Bed -- Imagining Monsters -- The Outsider -- Chickens and the Clinking of Glass -- Fools Gold -- In Sickness -- Wings on Indis Pillow -- How to Write a Good Romance -- In Bed with Ikeji -- Portrait of a Woman in Bed -- Mary, Mary -- Made of Mukwa -- Goodnight, Sleep Tight -- Divine Possibilities, Rewards Uncertain -- Author Biographies -- Back Cover.
Summary The bed, dressed in hand sewn quilt or threadbare blanket, may in and of itself be memorable, but it is what happens in the bed - the sex and lovemaking, the dreams, the reading, the nightmares, the rest, giving birth and dying - which give "bed" special meaning. Whether a bed is shared with a book, a child, a pet or a partner, whether lovers lie in ecstasy or indifference, whether "bed" relates to intimacy or betrayal, it is memories and recollections of "bed", in whatever form, which have triggered the writing of these thirty stories by women from southern Africa. Well known writers Joanne Fedler, Sarah Lotz, Arja Salafranca, Rosemund Handler and Liesl Jobson will delight, but you will discover here new writers from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia, each with a unique voice as they cast light on the intimate lives of women living in this part of the world and the possibilities that are both available to and denied them. The Bed Book of Short Stories - some quirky and tender, others traumatic or macabre - is the perfect companion to take to bed with you, to keep you reading long into the night.
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Subject Beds -- Fiction.
Women -- Africa, Southern -- Fiction.
Short stories, Southern African (English) -- Women authors.
Short stories, South African (English) -- Women authors.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Short stories.
Added Author Kubuitsile, Lauri, editor.
Hichens, Joanne, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Bed book of short stories. Athlone, South Africa : Modjaji Books, 2010 9781920397319 (DLC) 2010289429 (OCoLC)642847289
ISBN 1920397310
9781920397777 (electronic bk.)
1920397779 (electronic bk.)