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Book 15- Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This sketch chronicles life on the streets in the big city as seen through the eyes of two street vendors. The informal economy is, for many people, the only way to survive. However, two middle-aged women, Lebo and Dimpho, discover that having a powerful friend can also be useful in the battle for survival.
Book 16- Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story is loosely based on African folklore. The Crocodile Queen rules over a unique tribe whose centuries old culture is disturbed by the intrusion of the modern world. The second story is set on a remote farm during the Anglo-Boer war of 1899. The family hosts a tramp on his way from the coast. When a Boer Commando arrives, it is the tramp who is abducted, not the farmer.
Book 17- Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the first short story, a child hitches a ride on the fishmonger’s cart. His parents are frantic with worry over his disappearance. The portrait of childhood innocence is set against the background of the political disturbances of the day where coloured people were forcibly removed from “white suburbs”. The second story is an African version of Shakespeare’s play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Book 18- Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
This story is set in the 1960s. A Scottish family farms near the Nkandla Forest in Zululand where the final battle of the Zulu uprising of 1906 took place. The family has a connection with the rebellion as their grandfather was in command of the force which put down the rebels. The rebel leader Bambatha was never caught. His ghost is believed to haunt the forest. Do you believe in ghosts?
Book 19- Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story follows the first battle of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 as it unfolds from letters sent home by the troopers and from dispatches by their officers. The differing points of view are contrasted. The second story relates the attempts by illegal immigrants to cross over the border in search of a better life. The lives of two unrelated families crossing the river become entwined.
La Récolte de Vie (Théâtre)
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: French. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Plays » European / French, Plays » American / African American
Cette piece de théâtre accentue sur la corruption dans les institutions académiques du Nigeria.
Sweet Nuts
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Grandmother Zole helps Prince Yayi get the attention of the village girl he desires as his future queen, but her plans take a curve when Prince Yayi messes up the village girl's palm oil recipe. The good that comes out of the Prince's mess astonishes the whole village and wins the attention of the village girl.
Chronicles of a Boy Misunderstood (Special Edition)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,280. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Three short fictional stories and one non-fiction piece depicting living in the US as a young, gay, Black man.
The Collaboration
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry
A collection of poems from Awesome Authors in and around Zimbabwe
Book 20- Streets Paved with Gold
Series: Streets Paved with Gold. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The first story is loosely based on the discovery of diamonds on the beaches of the skeleton coast at the mouth of the Orange River. The second story follows the career of a country boy whose first love is running. He participates in a one hundred kilometer ultra-marathon as an unofficial entry and does well, but not well enough.