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Dancing with Life

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»‘Stop!’ A policeman, mounted on a bike, shouts at him from the street in a harsh voice that has been highly trained to instil fear and, once, instant obedience. But today, the voice, like the country’s much-touted myriad economic turnaround programmes, fires another blank.«
from Dancing with Life in Dancing with Life
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Christopher Mlalazi


Christopher is a writer in the genres of prose, poetry, theatre and television drama. He has had short stories published in many anthologies across the world and his first collection Dancing with Life, published by ’amaBooks in 2008, won the 2009 National Arts Merit Award for Outstanding First Creative Published Work and an Honourable Mention at the 2009 Noma Awards for African Publishing. His first novel Many Rivers was published in 2009.
Christopher has received a Novib-Pen International Freedom of Expression Award for his work with Raisedon Baya, a Feuchtwanger Fellowship and was the 2011 Nordic Africa Institute Guest Writer.
amaBooks writings by Christopher Mlalazi

Short Story Collection: Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township
Short Stories:
The Hand of Darkness in Short Writings from Bulawayo, It’s His Who Wakes the Hare and My Meat! in Short Writings from Bulawayo II, id i in Short Writings from Bulawayo III, King of Bums in Long Time Coming and They Are Coming in Where to Now?