Amanda's Circus

Lakeview Journal has published my story

I am honoured that my story ‘A Pylon, a Dress and the Rattle of Reeds’ is now live at Lakeview Journal here. It is a fantastic literary magazine packed with stories, poetry and art. The magazine is international but based in India so I am doubly honoured to be included. It is truly wonderful to read the stories […]

St Petersburg – city of stories

I have just returned from chilly St Petersburg with its frozen canals, brilliant sunshine, sudden snowstorms, and the vast Neva River. I’ve always wanted to visit partly because I am fascinated by Russian history but mostly because I’ve always loved Russian literature and music. I’m thinking here of Dostoyevsky, Chekov, Tolstoy , Turgenev, Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Bulgakov, Shostakovich, […]

Three Dark Steps and the Parrot is published

Read my story ‘Three Dark Steps and the Parrot’ in the wonderful Medulla Review. It is about a woman whose reality is gradually being eroded and she finds herself changing into a parrot. I hope you enjoy it. Here’s the link: http://themedullareview.com/Amanda_Oosthuizen.html

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