Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories

Eye of a Needle is robust, interesting and written with a compassionate eye; this latter point being its greatest strength. ‘Flying ants’ is a delicately observed story of emotional neglect and abuse; ‘Belinda’, a slice of life story in a small South African town. ‘Knit one’ solidifies the tone and major thematic of the collection, the decay and unseen emotional damage caused by inequality. More

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Words: 46,170
Language: English (South African dialect)
ISBN: 9781311273963
About Cornelia Fick

Cornelia Smith Fick was longlisted for the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award (2016). Her debut collection, Eye of a Needle, originated as a thesis for the Masters in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. A nurse by profession, she was a freelance writer for Takalani Sesame. Her poems and short stories have been published in local and international literary magazines and anthologies eg. Itch, Botsotso, Soho Square V (Bloomsbury), Experimental Writing: Volume 1, Africa vs Latin America, Ladyboxbooks.com and Atlanta Review. She lives in Johannesburg with her family and two dogs.


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