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Preview: Read Two Short Stories from Ride the Tortoise by Liesl Jobson

Ride the TortoiseJacana Media has shared a flipping preview of Liesl Jobson’s new collection of longer short stories, Ride the Tortoise.

In the preview, you get to read the first two stories in the collection. “The Edge of the Pot” is set at a police station in Diepkloof, Soweto. In “Still Life in the Art Room”, the art teacher, Dalila tries to makes sense of her history as a child of activists as she grieves her mother’s death.


This book has been published by the Jacana Literary Foundation (JLF), which seeks to promote and foster excellent writing from South and southern Africa, and to advance the writing of fiction in the region. This has been enabled by generous funding from the Multi-Agency Grants Initiative (MAGI)

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