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But What Have I Said?

May 30th 2018

ALISON GIBBS examines how characters are shaped by politics in Nadine Gordimer’s short story, ‘The Catch’: ‘While Nadine Gordimer was known for both her fiction and her outspoken opposition to apartheid in her native South Africa, she always insisted that politics was not the driving motivation for her stories.’

The Tyranny of History

May 9th 2018

FARAH AHAMED, runner-up in the 2018 Feature Writing Competition, explores the shifting nature of political and historical events in short stories by R.K. Narayan and Ivan Vladislavic: ‘Every society feels it has evolved a greater understanding of a truth and seeks to entrench this belief, forgetting that in time new realisations will lead to a new dismantling, discarding and repositioning to find a hard-won balance that will also prove temporary…’

2015 Competition Winner

June 8th 2015

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2015 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition: ‘In our winning essay, Richard Newton considers a world without the writings of Herman Charles Bosman…’

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