It Takes Two!
FunDza celebrates young writers. Between June and December 2013, five of South Africa’s best authors teamed up with five talented young writers to bring you this anthology of fast-paced, exciting short stories. From romance and heartache, to mystery and crime, these stories have something thrilling for every reader.
Title: It Takes Two!
Compiled by: Ros Haden
Recommended retail price: R75
Release date: April 201
Marie Fisher and Jean-Paul Willemse take a walk on the dark side in the haunting mystery ‘Among the Stars’ (Part 1 and 2).
Helen Brain and Mzimkhulu Mackenzie write of the trials and tribulations of a group of friends who all work in the same shopping mall in ‘The Red Necklace’ and ‘Sister Trouble’.
Michelle Faure and Zikhona Gwadiso spin a tale of romance and intrigue with their delightful- if slightly ditsy- heroine, Andisiwe in ‘Truth and Dare’ and ‘Second Time Lucky’.
Sonwabiso Ngcowa and Asavela Peko aren’t afraid to tackle a hard-hitting story of abuse that splits a family in two in their stories, ‘Damage’ and ‘Free at Last’.
Joanne Hichens and Phoebe Sibomana write a fast-paced, nail-biting, crime story of kidnap and extortion in ‘Torn Apart’ and ‘Payback’.
Here’s what some FunDza Fanz write of these stories:“Wow, what a sad good story. Thumbs up to the writer. I give it 95% – loud applause! Well done! Well Done!” – Maggie
“Wow I’m in love with this story. Big up!” – Milly
“Tjoo! I’ve learned a lot from this story. Thank you to the author and publisher. Keep on doing this to help the South African youth.” – Cutey
“Wow. Nice story. Wow, Wow. Wordless.” – Zama