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Sarah Penny emigrated to the UK from South Africa in 2003 to lecture in Creative Writing at Brunel University London.  She is the author of a travelogue and two novels, one of which is the national set text for final year students in South Africa.  She is also one half of Hadithi ya Afrika – a story-capturing project that works with underprivileged African communities using dramatherapy and creative writing techniques.  Teaching interests include African fiction and children’s fiction.

Newest selected publications

Penny, S. (2011) 'Hadithi ya Afrika ( Stories from Africa)'.The Great Writing Conference. Imperial College London. [unpublished]

Conference paper

Penny, S. (2011) 'The Lies We Shared'. Penguin SA. ISSN 13: 9780143527459


Penny, S. (2010) 'Should I stay or should I go?', in Richman, T. (ed.) Should I stay or should I go? To live in or leave South Africa. Two Dogs.

Book chapter

Penny, S. (2006) 'A Literary Vox Pop'.The Letters Home Conference. Cambridge. 19

Conference paper

Penny, S. (2005) 'A literary vox pop'. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 41 (2). pp. 212 - 221. ISSN: 1744-9855

Journal article
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