account_circle by Brenda Eisenberg
Brenda Eisenberg lived in Johannesburg during the 1980s and grew up within the orthodox community. This novel revisits the ethical dilemmas of being Jewish and living under apartheid. In 2006 her short story Under the Black Hat won an Asham Award and was published in the Bloomsbury anthology entitled 'Is This What You Want?'. She can be contacted at


High Stakes Stuff

Issue No. 158 ~ July, 2010

I’d been half-hoping that someone like that might turn up. What a wonderful surprise this would be for him… these orderly grave beds, the paths so clean, this fence so nice and upright…