Diamond in the Dirt and Blind South Africa

by Sinethemba Vumazonke © Sinethemba Vumazonke 2007. It's a Friday afternoon, two-thirty, Thuli is on her way to St. Paul's Church. The last time she had set foot in this church is about six years ago. Slowly she walks, as if a tortoise. The reason is that she didn't want to get there in a hurry, yet that was her destination. She was nervous of meeting people for the first time. There was also the desert sun that made the place unbearable and like a oven. Thuli sighed as she walked tow...
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Noluyanda Roxwana – Oscar Mpetha Writing Workshop Winner

Theme - How May The Future Be Different From Now? © Noluyanda Roxwana 2005. I was nine years old when I was in standard one, which is grade three these days. I had a cousin who is one year younger than me, but we looked as if we were equal. She was exactly my height but the worst thing; she sometimes looked like she was older than me, because she looked as if she was growing every day. We went to the same school, but not in the same class, as she was one class behind. One morning we wo...
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Nick Wood – Oscar Mpetha Writing Workshop

A writing workshop was held at Oscar Mpetha High School in Phillip, Cape Town, on 27th July and 3rd August 2004. This was held under the auspices of the South African Environment Project (SAEP). Writing in the first week focused on writing in different styles and genres, such as romance, mystery, political writing and fantasy and science fiction. There was some focus on the speculative fiction being written by writers of 'colour' in other countries, such as the two 'Dark Matter' antholog...
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