Recent Submissions

  • A cloud in her eye 

    Jacobs, Jonathan (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    Rae and her sister, Alina, are young women who have travelled from Australia to visit their aunt, Trudy, in Ireland. Rae’s suspicions that something is amiss with the arrangement are confirmed when they discover that ...
  • Bab’aba - Ugly short stories 

    Nxadi, Julie Ruth Sikelwa (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    Bab’aba - Ugly Short Stories is a collection of vignettes whose function is to colour and collage three portraits of Black women characters; namely, a rural woman (Nozikhali), a township teenager (Zola), and a child/baby ...
  • Townships, shacks and suburbs: An original collection of poems 

    Khanyile, Musawenkosi Christopher (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    My creative writing full master’s thesis, entitled Townships, Shacks and Suburbs, is a collection of poems that explores the role played by place in shaping identity. Poems in this collection seek to examine the interplay ...
  • Of flowers and tears 

    Rodkin, Hayley Amanda (University of Western Cape, 2018)
    The collection of ten short stories, Of Flowers and Tears, aims to capture the events that have shaped my life, impacted on my community. It hopefully gives a voice to topics such as mental trauma, sibling strife, abortion, ...
  • Place, space and patriarchal femininities in selected contemporary novels by African women writers 

    Steenkamp, Lize-Maree (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    In much feminist literature, women’s spaces are analysed as constructive and supportive sites that may offer respite from patriarchy. However, women’s spaces are not inherently emancipatory. Through the socio-spatial ...
  • The post-genocidal condition: Ghosts of genocide, genocidal violence, and representation 

    Van Der Rede, Lauren (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    As a literary intervention, The Post-Genocidal Condition: Ghosts of Genocide, Genocidal Violence, and Representation is situated at the intersection of genocide studies, psychoanalysis, and literature so as to enable a ...
  • The wedding interviews: A novella 

    Gabier, Muhammad Saaligh (University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    It’s quite simple really. During these interviews you get to talk about anything you like. I’ll ask questions here and there to help the story along. Just be honest and try to forget about the camera. We’ll use the interview ...
  • What lies 

    Cornelius, Jerome (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    His brown hands, tanned darker than they already were from hours of supervising men shoveling sand and mixing concrete on building sites, gripped the steering wheel. Hendrick Vermeulen drove down Voortrekker Road after ...
  • Let’s go home: Stories and portraits 

    Phillips, Jolyn (University of the Western Cape, 2014)
    Let's Go Home encompasses thirteen short stories inspired by the Coloured fishing community of Blompark in Gansbaai. These stories embody a range of voices and perspectives, some contemporary, some set in the past thirty ...
  • The marginal grey: A collection of short stories 

    Douman, Bronwyn (University of the Western Cape, 2015)
    A Collection of Short Stories.
  • Aspects of narration and voice in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God 

    Vass, Verity (The University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Zora Neale Hurston is a significant figure in American fiction and is strongly associated with the Harlem Renaissance, the period noted for the emergence of literature by people of African-American descent. Hurston worked ...
  • I am not a colour: A novella 

    Gcwadi, Madoda (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    Nobathembu lifts her hand and waves at her neighbour. She is watering spinach in her garden with a jug from a bucket. At age sixty-nine, her beauty shines. The sun is high on the echoes of Nyanga village – echoes of ...
  • Visual trauma: Representations of African bodies in the 1983 Contre Apartheid Exhibition 

    Petersen, Charlise (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    After the 1976 student uprising, South Africa entered a period of increased violent state repression. The struggle against apartheid also became increasingly globalised, as can be seen in the UN resolution and the rise ...
  • Imagining what it means to be ''human'' through the fiction of J.M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K and Cormac McCarthy's The Road 

    Welsh, Sasha (University of the Western Cape, 2018)
    Through a literary analysis of two contemporary novels, J.M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K (1983) and Cormac McCarthy's The Road (2006), in which a common concern seems to be an exploration of what it means to be ...
  • Lost on the way home 

    Levy, Moira (University of Western Cape, 2018)
    This is a novella about homelessness, and the forms of exile, loss and displacement that it creates. Based in South Africa and Palestine/Israel, it is a story about four men who all find themselves alienated and marginalised ...
  • The girl with the red flower 

    Misbach, Abdul Waghied (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    For a woman of her age, thirty-seven, freshly divorced, she has, to her mind, not solved the problem of her sex very well. So now her work in the escort business all those years ago will be used against her. This warning ...
  • Cinematic and photographic aesthetics in the novels of J.M. Coetzee 

    Gilburt, Iona (The University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    This thesis will examine the extensive cinematic and photographic visuality inscribed in the fictions of J. M. Coetzee. Coetzee's prose is inflected by a complex intermediality that references media aesthetics, practices, ...
  • What lies beneath tutors' feedback? Examining the role of feedback in developing 'knowers' in English studies 

    van Heerden, Martina (The University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Feedback plays an important role in student learning and development in higher education. However, for various reasons, it is often not as effective as it should be. Many studies have attempted to ‘solve’ the feedback ...
  • Visklippie and other Cape Town stories 

    Andrews, Hilda (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    Visklippie and other Cape Town stories is a collection of short stories, inspired by my experiences having grown up in the 1960s and 1970s in Cape Town. This is a fictional work that, however, uses memory and oral history ...
  • Haunting temporalities: Creolisation and black women's subjectivities in the diasporic science fiction of Nalo Hopkinson 

    Volschenk, Jacolien (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    This study examines temporal entanglement in three novels by Jamaican-born author Nalo Hopkinson. The novels are: Brown Girl in the Ring (1998), Midnight Robber (2000), and The Salt Roads (2004). The study pays particular ...

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