Fred Khumalo’s short story collection Talk of the Town was made available for your reading pleasure on April 19, 2019.
Fred Khumalo is a Johannesburg based journalist, short story writer, and novelist whose writing has appeared in various publications, including the Sunday Times, the Toronto Star, New African magazine, the Sowetan and Isolezwe. His books include Bitches Brew (2005), Touch My Blood (2006), Seven Steps to Heaven (2007), Zulu Boy Gone Crazy: Hilarious Tales Post Polokwane (2010), The Lighter Side of Robben Island (2012), and Dancing The Death Drill. (2017)
Khumalo’s latest workTalk of the Town is now here for his army of fans.
#TalkoftheTown by @FredKhumalo is now available! The title story was shortlisted for the #2018CommonwealthShortStoryPrize. At times hilarious and at times gut-wrenching, this vibrant collection will move you. (Order from your nearest bookstore or online.) pic.twitter.com/FT8HsYLlMX
— Kwela Books (@KwelaBooks) April 25, 2019
The blurb for the short story collection published by Kwela Books goes thus;
Talk of the Town by award-winning writer Fred Khumalo comprises short stories he wrote over many years. In this vibrant collection Khumalo explores identity and belonging through tales about African foreign nationals in South Africa, xenophobia, South Africans abroad, exiled comrades during apartheid, and past and current township life. At times hilarious and at times gut-wrenching, this is a collection that will move you.
The book’s title story Talk of the Town was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2015.
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