ISBN 9781920397425
Pages 96
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2012
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Format Paperback

Looking for Trouble and other Mostly Yeoville Stories

by Colleen Higgs

Looking for Trouble is a collection of short stories set in Yeoville from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The stories capture with a dark humour the lives of young people trying to make a go of things, given the constraints of the country and the volatile period. Most of the stories have been published in literary magazines or in collections in South Africa, the UK and Uganda.

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Reviews

"These wry, subtle stories are deceptively simple, completely compelling, Brave, evocative writing that takes you back to the intense milieu of 80s Yeoville, and to all the bittersweet sexual questing of youth."

Henrietta Rose-Innes, Author

"These stories awakened in me a sense of nostalgia, not only for Yeoville in the early nineties, but for being young, love's fool and sexually reckless. At some point, experience forces us to lose our illusions and come of age, damaged by love but wiser. This spot-on collection captures that arc of life and, as I turned the last page, I felt we had lived well, if imperfectly.

Rachel Zadok, Author

"Looking for Trouble is a book that will make you late for work. Like an unexpected fist in the stomach. Words that will stay with you long after you turned the last page."

Melinda Ferguson, Author
About the Author

Colleen Higgs

Colleen Higgs launched Modjaji Books, the first publishing house for southern African women writers, in 2007. Her first collection of poetry, Halfborn Woman, was published in 2004. She lives in Cape Town with her partner and her daughter.

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