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Homing

ISBN 
9781415201343
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R190.00
Published 
January 1980
About the book: 

A short story collection, comprising fourteen stories, the themes of which range the terrain of human experience – loneliness, madness and murder, betrayal, loss and longing – by a writer set to become one of South Africa's most significant voices. 

Many of the stories slyly detonates acts of violence: a young boy being confronted by a wounded gangster in the pristine corridors of a library; or when a man lies inexplicably bleeding on a pavement.

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About the Author
Henrietta Rose-Innes is the author of the novels Shark’s Egg, The Rock Alphabet and Nineveh, and the short-story collection Homing. She was awarded the South African PEN Literary Award in 2007 and won the Caine Prize for African Writing the following year. Her novel Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times  Fiction Prize and an M-Net Literary Award.

Her short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and her work has been translated into several languages. In 2015, the French translation of Nineveh won the François Sommer Literary Prize. She divides her time between Cape Town and Norwich, where she is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.


Photo credit: Christine Fourie

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