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Short Writings from Bulawayo


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»Grandfather had dreamed last night; dreamed of death, and awakened slowly, with a deep sense of peace. This morning he squatted where the sun slanted beneath the thatch and warmed the dimpled mud of his hut. He sat here every morning, for he felt cold almost all of the time now, and there was no finer spot to toast old bones from both sides«
from Grandfather’s Birthday in Short Writings from Bulawayo

Shirley Tarr


Shirley was born in Bulawayo in 1957. She lives in Ntabazinduna and runs a small business with her husband in the city. She is blissfully married with no children, three dogs and a cat.
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Short Story: Grandfather’s Birthday in Short Writings from Bulawayo