Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kate Turkington on The Thin Line

Arja Salafranca is one of South Africa’s best up-and-coming young writers. She has twice won the Sanlam Literary Award, and her new book of short stories The Thin Line (Modjaji Books) will further enhance her growing reputation. 'Ten Minutes to Hate' tells of an armed robbery in a packed theatre, and its effect, emotionally and psychologically, on two of the people involved. 'Collage' is the story of a possessive love so fierce, that only death can resolve it. Searingly honest, sometimes painfully so, for both writer and reader, these stories will pop up in your head to haunt you long after you’ve turned the last page.

(Published here)

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