Recent Submissions

  • 'n Maatskaplikewerk-profiel van persoonsontbering in die Swartland met spesifieke verwysing na die groter Chatsworth-gebied 

    Blankenberg, Jurine Henry (University of Western Cape, 2002)
    Hierdie skripsie wil die mens en sy ervarings, of dit wat hy binne 'n bepaalde gebied beleef, blootlê. Daarmee saam kom 'n duidelike teoretiese beskouing na vore om die persoon in sy gedepriveerde gemeenskap uit te beeld. ...
  • Around a Fire: Poems of Memory and Ritual 

    Mpuma, Nondwe (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    This Creative Writing mini-thesis offers a deep meditation on what it means to speak to ritual and memory. The thesis is compiled from a collection of original creative work as well as a short reflective essay that present ...
  • This Family of Things: Reflecting on the significance of objects in poetry 

    Julie, Lisa (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    The creative project is a mini-thesis. It is made up of a collection of poems, titled This Family of Things. The collection consists mainly of narrative and descriptive poems which explore the relationship between people ...
  • Learning to Exhale 

    Mojapelo, Lebohang (University of the Western Cape, 2019)
    My MA mini-thesis in Creative Writing is a collection of 33 poems titled Learning to Exhale. The poems are centred around a character – a black African woman who is sharing her experiences of mental illness. The poems ...
  • The price of liberty: A collection of poems and prose that explore the interplay between freedom and sacrifice 

    Schmidt, David (University of Western cape, 2020)
    The Price of Liberty: A collection of poems and prose that explores the interplay between freedom and sacrifice. David Schmidt This mini-thesis explores the interplay between concepts of freedom and sacrifice. It comprises ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lady Liberty 

    Orner, Phyllis June (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
  • Molla's music 

    Mudge, Ethne (University of the Western Cape, 2017)
    Molla's Music is a novella about Maureen (Molla), a white Afrikaans woman born in 1935 in Cape Town, who faced poverty and abandonment before apartheid and who, during apartheid, faced the choice between an unwanted pregnancy ...
  • We dare not say 

    Lange, Janine Carol (University of the Western Cape, 2016)
    We Dare Not Say is an anthology of seven interlinked short stories with the general theme of intergenerational trauma among coloured families in Cape Town. The stories are arranged in a montage of internally, variably and ...