by Danila by Danila Botha

byDanila Botha

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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A South African copywriter is transplanted to the urban jungle of Manhattan. A recovering rape victim tries to resume a normal life. A Toronto nurse cuts herself to fill her emptiness. Through the short stories of this collection and the distinct resonance of each narrative voice, the private lives of twelve different women are explored with only one question in mind, What is it like to be them? From addiction to abuse, childhood to suicide, and from Johannesburg to downtown Toronto, the prose of the stories is compassionate, provocative, and often funny but always fearless.
Danila Botha is an author who immigrated to Canada from South Africa. She volunteered with Na-Me-Res, an organization benefiting the homeless that inspired many of her published stories. Her writing has appeared in 24 Hours, Yoink! Magazine, and NOW. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Loading pages, 7 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Tightrope Books, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926639081

ISBN - 13:9781926639086


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intimate and enlightening I loved reading the different stories of the gritty lives of the female characters. Drugs, sexual trauma, mental disorders all laid bare.
Date published: 2017-02-11

Editorial Reviews

"Danila Botha’s debut collection of short stories makes the personal political. With clear diction, Botha’s prose packs a punch. There’s no skirting the issues, masquerading behind metaphor or dancing between the lines." —Shannon Webb-Campbell, The Coast