About the Book
This book is the 4th edition of the Batjha Kaofela – Short Stories (youth competition series). The short stories are driven from the children’s personal experiences: from the excitement of coming to Gauteng, the City of Gold; to the feeling of losing a loved one.
Caught Between Cultures – What can I do? And Other Stories (Batjha Kaofela – Short Stories 2019) is a selection of short stories written by the Tsohang Batjha Youth from different schools and OVCs (Orphan and Vulnerable Centres) that the Jozi Book Fair works with. These published stories were part of a short story competition that the children took part. 14 short stories were selected as winners out of 120 submitted.
About the Author
Khanya College is an independent non-governmental organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1986, the primary aim of Khanya College is to assist various constituencies within working class and poor communities to respond to the challenges posed by the forces of economic and political globalisation. Khanya College offers assistance through providing educational and training workshops, publications and research to organisations and individuals in these communities.
Caught Between Cultures: What can I do? And Other Stories is written by Tshohang Batjha! young writers. This is a collection of short stories written by Khanyisile Nyathi from Illinge High School, Tsholofelo Mthembu from Barona Child Care Centre, Sindisiwe Mdladla from Thlokomelo Drop-in Centre, Privilege Ndlovu from New Model Private College, Thembi Mathebula from Rena Le Lona, Hertencia Nobela from Thlokomelo Drop-in Centre, Brent Sibindi from Yeoville Community School, Angelina Matsepe Yeoville Community School, Sibusiso Mahlangu Yeoville Community School, Lionel Bamba Kutula Yeoville Community School, Gugulethu Mntambo from Yeoville Community School, and Ipfi Mphuma from Lesedi La Thuto.