Rachel Zadok grew up in Johannesburg. She studied fine art and worked as a graphic designer and then a waitress while pursuing a career as a writer. She lives in south London.
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. In prose as lithe and imaginative as that of Alexandra Fuller, Gem Squash Tokoloshe recreates the voice of a young girl Faith, growing up in the chaotically divided, yet deeply beautiful South Africa. Gem Squash Tokoloshe was a finalist in Richard & Judy's How to Get Published competition 2005.
Short Story Day Africa presents its annual anthology. The stories explore true and alternative African culture through a competition on the theme of Water. The third in the SSDA collection of anthologies which aim to break the one-dimensional view of African storytelling and fiction writing. Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers, and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop, and discuss stories. Karina Szczurek is an editor of fiction and non-fiction. She writes short stories novels, poetry and plays. Nick Mulgrew is a freelance editor and a columnist for the Sunday Times, South Africa.