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Parks and Recreation

by Abigail George

Pushcart Prize nominated Abigail George is a South African blogger at Goodreads, essayist, poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist. She briefly studied film at the Newtown Film and Television School in Johannesburg. Her writing has appeared in many anthologies in South Africa and online in e-zines across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.. She is the recipient of writing grants from the National Arts Council in Johannesburg, the Centre for the Book in Cape Town and ECPACC (Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council) in East London.

ISBN 9781779296115 | 220 pages | 210 x 148 mm | 2020 | Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe | Paperback



"A Bessie Head-reincarnate, Abigail George is an architect of satire, visual imagery and verbal dexterity. Parks and Recreation is a confessional but a paradoxical revelation punctuated by stream of consciousness and an author’s defiance to the traditional obviousity and patriarchal barbarism or tendencies."

Mbizo Chirasha (Zimbabwe)

"Parks and Recreation is a collection of short stories which skilfully evokes graphic pictures of human life with the help of apt images and symbols derived from the everyday life."

Dr. Rajeshwar Prasad (India), Associate Professor and Head of the English Department

"Abigail George's Parks and Recreation is a literary feast of beautiful stories that throb with heartache, loss and love. The stories are told with the grace of prose poetry and are grounded in the complex lives of the characters that populate the book."

Ikhide R. Ikheloa (USA), Literary critic

"Abigail George’s words are rich, and sublimely textured, much like a precious, well-loved handmade patchwork quilt. One sinks almost immediately into the familiarity, warmth and comfort of her detailed and delicate prose. Her writing flows fluidly and is almost unbearably evocative."

Desiree-Anne Martin (South Africa) Author of We Don't Talk About It. Ever.



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