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Failing brilliantly

From the intro: We are all going to die. We are all going to fail. Life seldom goes as planned. So-called failures are an inevitable reality, yet how we see those failures is everything. We can let life’s unexpected outcomes … Continue reading

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Parallax

  Young adult speculative novel series called PARALLAX (Zharmae Publishing) was first published because the publisher like the freckles in the book! ‘I recently signed a book called Parallax. I knew by the time I got to the word freckles … Continue reading

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where art imitates life

In Cokcraco, Turner defends his hero poet Bantu from charges of plagiarism ‘Sizwe Bantu occupies the novel form like a hermit crab inhabits a shell,’ you say. ‘He borrows not only the form, but the words themselves. In this postmodern world, he … Continue reading

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Who is Sizwe Bantu?

Works The Great South African Novel (2006) AfriKan Metaphysics (2007), Seven Invisible Selves (2008) The Five African Senses (2009) The Cockroach Whisperer (2010) Cokcraco and Other Stories (2011). Blurb from the back cover of The Great South African Novel (first edition, 2006, … Continue reading

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some cockroach poetry from cokcraco

IMBRASE KONTRADIKSHUN I I am I am against I am against kontradikshun I am against those who are against kontradikshun I am against those who are against those who are against kontradikshun I am against I am I * Am … Continue reading

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What does Cokcraco mean?

It’s a typo. The Great Writer, in the haste to get the words out onto the page typed so fast that his fingers slipped on the keyboard and he wrote cokcraco instead of cockroach…

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What is Cokcraco about?

What is Cokcraco about? Cockroaches, certainly.  Each chapter is about a cockroach and each cockroach is a motif,  symbol, theme for that chapter. But it’s also about the tension between critical and creative writing And about art, inspiration and the … Continue reading

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Cokcraco

COMING IN AUGUST! From da kokroach point of view, humans are irrelvant. Kokroaches no like em. Doan want em. Do not even tink bout em. Doan care for deh conversations. Books we like to eat, not read. We wish humans … Continue reading

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  Thank you! This last month May 2013 more people downloaded and read ‘Lost City’ than in any other month since its publication. Why? I am not sure. Mugabe’s demise is immanent, but always immanent, and this novel touches on … Continue reading

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Writing the memoir of self-erasure: A practice-led exploration of constructing and deconstructing the coloniser-who-refuses

Paul Williams (‘Writing the memoir of self-erasure: A practice-led exploration of constructing and deconstructing the coloniser-who-refuses’) negotiates the wavering line between fiction and fact in pursuing his memoir of self-erasure. The context for his memoir is the transition from Smith’s … Continue reading

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