Mamlambo & Other Short Stories

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


These stories were written with reluctant or weak readers in mind. Thus, the first few stories are quite short to encourage these readers to continue. The stories can, of course, be read in any order, but I have arranged them from the shortest (368 words) to the longest (over 4000 words).

The stories are also for those of us who dislike unnecessary details or elaborate descriptions in a tale, and just want a story to get to the point within a few pages and not waste any time about it. I have endeavoured to do this as much as I could with these tales by being concise and setting a fast pace.

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Author: Hidayat Adams
Content: 26 short stories for reluctant readers and for readers who don’t like lengthy short stories.

5 reviews for Mamlambo & Other Short Stories

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This compilation of short stories is enjoyable and gives the reader the pleasure of relaxing and selecting a story of choice, whether you have a few minutes or longer to spare. Some of the characters are so relatable with situations that can be so familiar to everyday life. Perfect book for these cold and wintery days. All that is needed is a copy of the book with a cup of hot chocolate☕

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha Jordaan

    This book is my ex-English teacher’s first publication, and I hope he writes many more! The story “With A Click Of A Mouse” had me laughing out loud in my office, causing my colleagues to think I must have gone mad. I also found “Praise The Lord” extremely hilarious, and “Firm Friends” is a cheeky story about what life could possibly be like at many companies.

    I enjoyed this collection and highly recommend it to anyone.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This book captured stories that most people could relate to. These are things people are sensitive to talk about and things that just make you rock with laughter. Thank you for introducing me to your stories. I hope to read many more… Success in your next Chapter 😉

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Razia Dalvie, Student Support Scribe, Abbots College

    I like how the writer gradually lengthens his stories so that the readers do not realise they are reading more. This book is a must for students who struggle with creative writing. It will give them ideas on how to create a story out of a single caption.
    As a scribe, I often witness how students struggle to write a 400 word essay, and I believe that this book will show them how to think creatively.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ruchen Wevers


    I was never a big reader and only occasionally read my Bible strictly for religious reasons. People around me always used to badger me to read, but they didn’t understand that I’m a visual person drawn to moving images such as in movies and on television.

    Then I was gifted this book filled with stories full of humour, life lessons and much depth. I felt so drawn to it that I couldn’t put it down. After reading this book I finally feel ready to read longer novels, and I do consider myself a reader now.

    I would recommend “Mamlambo and Other Short Stories” to every person of every age without any hesitation in saying that they will enjoy it.

    The stories I enjoyed the most are “Wrong Turn, Right Place”, “Heart of Gold” and “Repent At Leisure”. For your humorous stories there are “Never on a Monday”, “With the Click of a Mouse”, “Praise the Lord” and “Mamlambo”.

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