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Bed stories – the list of contributors

After seeing the list of those selected for the PEN Studinski award, it reminded me that it might be an idea to publicise the list of writers who will have stories appearing in the Bed anthology to be published by Modjaji Books during 2009.

Unlike the PEN award, each of the writers here will have the opportunity to go through an editing process with an editor, hopefully I will be able to get this aspect of the anthology underway very soon, like in March.

Here are the selected writers in no particular order. Congratulations to each of you for writing something interesting and meeting the deadlines and rules of entry. It seems that managing the technical hoops is part of the fun (as it were).

1. Pamela Newham, “A natural combination”
2. Joanne Fedler, “Bedrock”
3. Lauri Kubuitsile, “In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata” (BOTSWANA)
4. Melissa Gardner – “In sickness”
5. Rumbi Katedza, “The Corpse” (ZIMBABWE)
6. Anne Woodborne, “The quilt of wife-beating crimes”
7. Sarah Lotz, “Heaven or something like it”
8. Jayne Bauling. “Stains like a map”
9. Gothataone Moeng, “Lie Still Heart” (BOTSWANA)
10. Joanne Hichens – title still to be decided
11. Jeanne Hromnik – title still to be decided
12. Arja Salafranca, “Desire without borders”
13. Sylvia Schlettwein, “To own a bed” (NAMIBIA)
14. Liesl Jobson, “On a broomstick”
15. Karabo Moleke, “Nompumelelo’s Sinxoto’s Bed”
16. Margot Saffer, “Imagining Monsters”
17. Megan Ross, “Finding a mother”
18. Ellen Banda-Aaku, “Made of Mukwa” (ZAMBIA)
19. Isabella Morris, “The Outsider”
20. Novuyo Tshuma, “Ikej” (ZIMBABWE)
21. Romaine Hill, “Every Picture Tells”
22. Marina Chichava, “Sleeping Through Heartbreak” (MOZAMBIQUE)
23. Erika Coetzee, “How to Improvise”
24. Bronwyn McLennan, “Portrait of a woman in bed”
25. Claudie Muchindu, “Wings on Indi’s Pillow” (ZAMBIA)
26. Nia Magoulianiti McGregor, “Hunters and lovers”
27. Tinashe Chidyausika, “Fools Gold” (ZIMBABWE)
28. Rose Richards, “Mary Mary”
29. Luso Katali Mnthali, “A requiem for Daniel” (MALAWI)
30. Helen Walne, “Crazy”
31. Rosemund Handler, “Lena My Lovely”


Recent comments:

  • Maire
    February 9th, 2009 @22:57 #

    What a fabulous line-up Colleen - dying to see them all in print!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    February 9th, 2009 @23:43 #

    Congratulations to all, it looks a treat.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Alex Smith</a>
    Alex Smith
    February 10th, 2009 @00:38 #

    Dazzling Modjaji -- this is a real achievement too.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    February 10th, 2009 @05:53 #

    I am really thrilled that we have so many (relatively speaking) stories from neighbouring countries.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    February 10th, 2009 @09:15 #

    Happy to see a good friend of mine from Wits, Rose Richards, among the contributors!


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