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Abigail George PDF Print E-mail
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Abigail George studied film and television production for a short while, which was followed by a brief stint as a trainee at a production house. She is a grant writer, memoirist, short fiction writer and poet and also writes articles and personal essays.

She has lived in Johannesburg, Swaziland and Port Elizabeth but she is currently living in Port Elizabeth. She has had poetry published in print and online. She has had short fiction published online. In 2005 and 2008 she was awarded grants from the National Arts Council in Johannesburg. The former for a poetry anthology entitled Africa, where art thou? and the latter for a short story collection entitled The origins of smoke and mirrors. She is not purely devoted to poetry but to pursuing writing fulltime. Storytelling for her has always been a phenomenal way of communicating and making a connection with other people.

She was the winner of UPBEAT (South African magazine with content aimed at teenagers) short story competition in her teens and regular contributor to the pages of the magazine (letters to the editor and poetry).

She has had poetry published in Botsotso, Upbeat, Carapace, New Contrast, Echoes Literary Journal,  Sun Belly Press, Tribute, LitNet (online), (online), Indite Circle (online), Cerebral Catalyst (online), The Beat (online), Identity Theory (online), Unlikely 2.0 (online), Tamafyhr Mountain Press (online), Ovi (Finland’s English online magazine), Poetry Bulawayo (online) and Hudson View (online).

She has had fiction published in (online), The Beat (online), Cerebral Catalyst (online), Botsotso (online), Indite Circle (online), (online), Ovi (online), ITCH (online), (online), hack writers (online), Maple Tree Literary Supplement (online), Storytime (online), Sentinel Nigeria (online). She has also been published on Storymoja, a blog in Kenya for writers.

She has had articles/personal essays/features published in Ovi: Finland’s English Online Magazine (Going home on strange highways, Rainbow Nation, where art thou?, The translation of the fragments of human bodies in war, This is my story: Suffering in silence) as well as Zimbabwe Online Press (A translation of the fragments of human bodies in war, Rainbow Nation, where art thou?), Bring Change To Mind/BringChange2Mind (This is my story: Suffering in silence), hack writers (This is my story: Suffering in silence), (This is my story: Suffering in silence, Rainbow Nation: Where art thou?, A translation of the fragments of human bodies in war), feature published on (Going home on strange highways) and (This is  my story: Suffering in  silence).

She also published opinion and lifestyles published in hack writers (online), excerpts from her memoir published on Ovi: Finland’s English Online Magazine, All Things Girl as well as Femme Lounge. She has had poetry published in Christian Poetry Association anthology Immanuel and the Freestyle Poetry Association anthology Little Miracles. She is a Blogger on Litnet’s Poetry Blog. She also has been published online in South Africa, Finland, Canada, England, the United States, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Abigail has also been published in the Istanbul Literary Review in Turkey for the month of September 2010. She has a poem included in an anthology for ‘Poems for Haiti’ and another one entitled "Learning How to Fly," will be featured in the Sentinel Festival Anthology, which will be out in October, 2010.

She has recently been awarded a writing grant from the Centre for the Book in Cape Town for another poetry book – her second anthology.
She is also a member of SA PEN and the South African Writer’s Circle.

Contact Details:

Province: Eastern Cape

City: Port Elizabeth

Category: Poet

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tel: (041) 456 2059

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