ISBN 9781928215783
ePub ISBN 9781928215790
Pages 158
Dimensions 210 x 140 mm
Published 2019
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Asleep Awake Asleep

Stories

by Jo-Ann Bekker

The thirty-nine stories in Asleep Awake Asleep can be read as a hand-drawn narrative map, charting the course of a country’s turbulent history. Together they tell a coming of age and a coming to consciousness story, as Rip – child, adult, journalist, partner, mother – revisits milestones marked and signposts ignored or unseen. Set in the suburbs and newsrooms of South African towns and cities and their wilder surrounds, there are vignettes of relationships; tales of political assassinations, murder and betrayal, and questions asked about complicity and reparation.

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About the Author

Jo-Ann Bekker

Jo-Ann Bekker is a South African writer whose stories have appeared in Volume 1 Brooklyn, New Contrast, Itch, The Drum, Type/Cast and Problem House Press. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, in 2016. She lives in Knysna.

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