Sunday, April 22, 2018

You Think You Know Me by Gary Cummiskey

Indian Buses

"A former bus conductor, now photojournalist, has channelled his passion for Durban’s buses by writing a book that depicts the colourful history of the Indian bus industry."

Review of Chatsworth by René Bohnen

A nice mini-review of Chatsworth by the poet and photographer René Bohnen: "Such clean writing! Sober, unsentimental windows open onto the lives of characters who negotiate life and leave us wondering if they have slipped through the cracks or not. Bleak, but not depressing - a fascinating depiction of very ordinary days in a Chatsworth that seems timeless. Quiet portraits with lively and true dialogue, so familiar the vernacular. Well done, Pravasan and Dye Hard Press."

Chatsworth is available directly from the publisher for R160, including postage. For overseas orders, the cost is R220 including postage.

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The Boy Racer

"It’s with the greatest pleasure that we announce the winner, runners-up and finalists of the 2017 SA Horrorfest Bloody Parchment short story competition. As always, there were many wonderful stories shortlisted, and our judges had their work cut out for them. So, a big thank you to our judges Blaize Kaye, Diane Awerbuck, Masha du Toit, Louis Greenberg, Tammy February and Efemia Chela.

Our winner for the 2017 competition is Pravasan Pillay, for his short story “The Boy Racer”. Our runners-up are Mlilo Mpondo and Ajibola Ogundiran. Huge congratulations are in order!"