Post-Traumatic. New South African Short Stories.
Edited by Chris van Wyk & Vagn Plenge
Publication year: 2003
21 short stories by contributors who make up a wide spectrum of South African writers.
“While many of the writers in this anthology have established themselves as poets, novelists, dramatists and oral storytellers, they all choose the short story as another means of expressing a diverse South Africa of rural and urban life, white suburbia, black township, childhood, love, hate, reconciliation, the grim as well as the funny that make up the tapestry of a country as it used to be and as it is today.
While apartheid did end in 1994, its effects will be felt for many years to come, and the memory of it will not easily disappear from the country’s consciousness – and I hope it never does.” (Chris van Wyk)