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Eye of a Needle: And other stories by [Cornelia Fick]

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Length: 185 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 12 - 18
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  1. "The golden thread weaving throughout the collection - from the tragic to the humorous to the poignant to the unjust - is Connie's extraordinarily keen insight into human nature in all its guises."
  2. "This here is an exhibition of artistry, an unforced arrangement of words to effect music; there is thought-provocation, and there is fun, altogether marvelously interlaced to transmute, to stir, to shake." Maruping Phepheng, author of What Happens In HankarooOf Anger and Revenge, Tlhokaina and Nightfall.
  3. "In all the stories, the author displays the unmistakable skill of observation and that is what makes Eye of the needle a magnificent read." Maserame June Madingwane, author of The naming of Kea. 
  4. Without self-pity or strident political grandstanding, Fick's collection offers devastating insights into the complexities of human relationships during apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa - and the burden borne by women. They are stories that will make you laugh and and leave you stunned. Jo-Ann Bekker Thesen, author of Asleep Awake Asleep

About the Author

Cornelia Fick, also known as Colleen Lynn, is a South African writer. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. A nurse by profession, she worked for a number of years as editor of a primary health care magazine, and as a freelance writer for Takalani Sesame (radio and TV). Her poems and short stories are published in local and international literary magazines and anthologies: Itch, Botsotso, Soho Square V (Bloomsbury), Experimental Writing Volume 1, Africa VS Latin America, and Atlanta Review. She lives in Johannesburg with her family and two dogs. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Publication Date : October 8, 2016
  • File Size : 1849 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 185 pages
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : Feathers Publications; 1st Edition (October 8, 2016)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
  • Lending : Enabled
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