Coming soon: Corona Times: Words from the Pandemic

A few months back, I published a call for submissions for a collection of pandemic-inspired writing I was putting together. After a lot of filtering through material, editing and refinement, and generous design work from a colleague who’s made the book look amazing, I’m pleased to announce that we’re almost ready to release, God-willing.

In the meantime, here’s the cover and blurb – to give you an idea of what to expect:

Book cover: Corona Times: Words from the Pandemic

About the book:

The Coronavirus has plunged humanity into global turmoil not seen in modern history. The virus will pass, though, and these days will eventually fade from memory. But what will be recorded of this time? Infection statistics, death tolls, and economic and political happenings will no doubt be written into history. But this period has been so much more. So much more that must be preserved and appreciated – both for ourselves and our future generations.

Corona Times: Words from the Pandemic aims to document a slice of this living reality, capturing the thoughts of a range of writers during the pandemic’s early months. The collection features contributions from prominent South African writers Iain S. Thomas, Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, and Shubnum Khan, along with poems and reflections from writers based elsewhere – including Kitty O’Meara, whose “And the People Stayed Home…” touched so many lives early in the pandemic.

From bewilderment, sadness, and loss of life, to hope, positive change, and appreciation of the little things, this collection hopes to provide readers with comfort and perspective amid the chaos.

The e-book is provided completely free of charge. You may print and share it, but you may not sell it.

For enquiries, please leave a comment below, or send an email here.

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