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Idiosyncratic, witty, potent – presenting Mongrel: Essays by William Dicey

Mongrel: EssaysUmuzi is proud to present Mongrel, a collection of essays by William Dicey:

From a carcass competition in the Karoo to a shambolic murder trial in Cape Town, William Dicey’s essays freewheel across an open terrain of interests. Dicey is curious and inventive, weaving strands of essay, journalism, fiction and self-reportage into something uniquely his own.

Mongrel investigates a range of topics – radical environmentalism, the faultlines between farmer and farm worker, the joys and sorrows of reading – yet drifts of concern and sensibility draw the collection together. Several essays touch on how books can move, and sometimes maul, their readers.

Mongrel is idiosyncratic, witty, potent.

Dicey is what I look for in a writer: he has something to say and he puts it across with skill, intelligence and wit. – Ivan Vladislavić

About the author

William Dicey is author of the critically acclaimed Borderline (2004). He has worked as a mathematics lecturer, a book designer and a farmer. He divides his time between Ceres and Cape Town.

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