Algeria's Way

Algeria's Way

by Alex Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781415200391
Publisher: Random House Struik
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Writer, traveller, teacher, textile merchant and adventurer, ALEX SMITH was born in Cape Town. Her experiences in mainland China, where she taught English at a university in Wuhan, inspired the short story Buffalo Panting at the Moon, which was one of the finalists in the 2007 SA Pen Literary Awards. Her first play, Lovebirds, was selected as a finalist in the prestigious PANSA Festival of Contemporary Theatre Readings. Hell Erupts, Blood Stains a short story set in Taipei was published in 2006 in Twist an anthology of stories by South African women writers. In the midst of working on three novels in the mountain town Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand Alex moved for economic reasons into a monastery where, under the tutelage of Phra Buddhasak, she studied Vipassana meditation. She returned to Cape Town in 2007.

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