The Bed Book of Short Stories (Modjaji Books, 2010)
Edited by Joanne Hichens
A collection of short stories by 30 southern African women writers, some established and well known, some new writers. Contributers come from Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mocambique and South Africa. All the stories are in one way or another related to the theme of the Bed. The collection has a wide range of kinds of stories, some are funny, quirky and strange; while other stories are tragic, violent, and sad. Writers include Joanne Fedler, Rosemund Handler, Liesl Jobson, Sarah Lotz and Arja Salafranca. The publication of this book was supported by the Arts and Culture Trust.
Praise for The Bed Book
"...this collection is unique and makes for compelling bedside reading." - Sharon Sorour-Morris, The Cape Times
"The Bed Book of Short Stories - some quirky and tender, others traumatic or macabre - is the perfect companion to take to bed with you, to keep you reading long into the night." - African Books Collective
"...a Quality Street box of stories: each entirely different from the one before and each completely delicious in its own right." - Janet van Eeden, Litnet