Books

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

(with ALEX LATIMER & JENNIFER JACOBS)

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2018
Toast, Cape Town: Book Dash
A picnic in a beautiful garden leads to adventure. Who will get the piece of toast? And will they be able to keep it?


NON-FICTION

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2018
101 Water Wise Ways, Johannesburg, Bookstorm
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those of us who have running water and flush sanitation piped into our homes. For millions of South Africans, water is already a precious resource that costs toil to collect and fuel to heat. Our middle-class expectations that water will gush steaming from our dozens of indoor taps 24/7 are going to look as bizarre to future generations as the spectacle of Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk. Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over. This book will hopefully help to alleviate water panic and distress. A “can-do” compendium, it’s meant to be a guide, not prescriptive – not all solutions or tips are one-size-fits-all. Think of it as an ally in your fight to save water and part of your survival kit, along with the firstaid box; Valium for water-worriers.


POETRY

2016
Prunings, Cape Town: uHlanga Press
Where do unfinished poems go – the early buds, the offcuts, all of the blooms that can't be bunched together? In this beguiling bouquet of travel poetry, diary fragments, letters, works-in-progress and retrospection, Helen Moffett offers us a rare look into the workings, misfirings and triumphs of a literary mind. A collection of tentative moments and emotions, rendered in fleeting and experimental forms.
 Joint winner, SALA prize for Poetry, 2017

2009
Strange Fruit, Cape Town: Modjaji Books
Strange Fruit is a courageous debut with a remarkable range in theme and tone, from the nostalgic to the comedic and bawdy, from angry, melancholic to steadfast and comforting.


EROTICA
(as HELENA S. PAIGE, with PAIGE NICK & SARAH LOTZ)


EDITED ANTHOLOGIES

2013
Seasons Come to Pass: A poetry anthology for Southern African students (3rd edition), Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

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2006
Lovely Beyond Any Singing: Landscape in South African Literature, Johannesburg: Double Storey Press. (Please contact author directly for copy.)


CO-AUTHORED or CO-EDITED BOOKS

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2018
ID: New Short Fiction from Africa (with Nebila Abdulmelik and Otiene Owino) eds. Cape Town and London: Short Story Day Africa and New Internationalist

2017
Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa (with Efemia Chela and Bongani Kona) eds. Cape Town and London: Short Story Day Africa and New Internationalist.
 

 

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2015
Stray: An Anthology of Animal Stories and Poems (with Diane Awerbuck) eds. Cape Town: Modjaji Books.

2014
English for Academic Purposes (principal author; contributors Robert Balfour, Pinky Makoe, Jean Mitchell, Helen Moffett, Bernard Nchindila, and Dianne Shober). Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa. (International version also available.)

2010
Bob Woolmer on Batting (with Bob Woolmer and Tim Noakes). Cape Town: New Holland.
 
Bob Woolmer on Bowling (with Bob Woolmer and Tim Noakes). Cape Town: New Holland.

2008
Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket (with Bob Woolmer and Tim Noakes). Cape Town: Random House Struik.


CHAPTERS, ESSAYS & SINGLE SHORT STORIES:

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2018
A womb with a (very strong) view.” Essay in Nasty Women Talk Back: Feminist Essays On The Global Women’s Marches, eds Joy Watson and Amanda Gouws. Cape Town: Imbali Academic Publishers.


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“Conversations with Louise.” Essay in Feminism Is: South Africans Speak Their Truth, ed Jen Thorpe. Cape Town: Kwela.



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2014
“A Failed Marriage: Feminism and the South African polity.” Chapter in Intellectual Traditions in South Africa: Ideas, Individuals and Institutions, ed. Peter Vale, Lawrence Hamilton and Estelle Prinsloo. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
 

2010
“Anxious in Alaska”. Short story in Home Away: 24 hours, 24 cities, 24 writers, ed. Louis Greenberg. Cape Town: Zebra Press. (Please contact author directly for copy.)
 
“Cricket, gender and intimations of mortality”. Chapter in Sport versus Art:  A South African Contest, ed. Chris Thurman. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
 
“It was on a dark and story night…” Essay in Encounters with André Brink, ed. Karina Magdalena Szczurek. Tafelberg Publishers. (Please contact author directly for copy.)
 
2008
“Sexual Violence, Civil Society and the New Constitution”. Chapter in Women’s Activism in South Africa, eds Hannah Britton, Jennifer Fish and Sheila Meintjes. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
 
“Gender”. Essay in New South African Keywords, eds Nick Shepherd and Steven Robins. Johannesburg: Jacana and Ohio University Press.
 
“The Sea for a Lover.” Short story in Open: An erotic anthology by South African women writers, ed. Karin Schimke. Oshun Books. (Please contact author directly for copy.)
 
2007
“Protecting the Invisible: the status of women refugees in Southern Africa”. (with Nahla Valji and Lee Anne de la Hunt). Chapter in Advancing Refugee Protection in South Africa, eds. Jeff Handmaker, Jonathan Klaaren and Lee Anne de la Hunt. New York: Berghahn.
 
2002
“Entering the Labyrinth: Coming to Grips with Gender Warzones, using South Africa as a Case Study”. Chapter in Partners in Change: Working with Men to end Gender-Based Violence, United Nations INSTRAW.