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Coming soon: The Woman Next Door, the new novel from Yewande Omotoso

Coming soon: The Woman Next Door, the new novel from Yewande Omotoso

 
The Woman Next DoorPenguin Random House is delighted to present The Woman Next Door, the new novel from award-winning novelist Yewande Omotoso:

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility which they prune with a zeal that belies the fact that they are both over 80.

But one day an unforeseen event forces the women together. And gradually the bickering and sniping softens into lively debate, and from there into memories shared. But could these sparks of connection ever transform into friendship? Or is it too late to expect these two to change?

About the author

Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados and grew up in Nigeria, moving to South Africa with her family in 1992. She is the author of Bom Boy, published in South Africa in 2011. In 2012 she won the South African Literary Award for First-Time Published Author and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize. In 2013, she was a finalist in the inaugural, pan-African Etisalat Fiction Prize. She lives in Johannesburg, where she writes and has her own architectural practice.

 
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‘Grittily realistic and acutely observed’ – Damon Galgut on Like It Matters by David Cornwell (Plus: Excerpt!)

‘Grittily realistic and acutely observed’ – Damon Galgut on Like It Matters, the debut novel from David Cornwell (Plus: Excerpt!)

 

Like It MattersDavid Cornwell’s debut novel, Like It Matters, was recently launched at The Book Lounge in Cape Town.

Award-winning author Damon Galgut – who edited the novel – gave an introductory speech at the event, calling the book “grittily realistic” and “finely written”.

Read Galgut’s speech, and scroll down for an excerpt from the novel:

I’m pleased and proud to be introducing David Cornwell tonight. It’s the first book launch of his first book, obviously a significant occasion for him – and a significant occasion for South African writing too. If South African writing only knew it!

I first met David a few years ago when he was a student in Creative Writing at UCT. He was working at that time on a collection of short stories – all of them about people who are, to whatever degree, lonely outsiders trying to hold their lives together. Most of his characters are working-class, they’re often alcoholic and estranged from their families, but they’re also – a distinctive element in David’s writing – essentially good people who’re trying to repair their own damage. Not always succeeding, but trying. In this and other respects, his writing puts me in mind of the American short story writer, Raymond Carver, though David’s work is very recognisably South African.

What was especially impressive about these stories was that they were already possessed of a strong voice – rough but gently poetic, letting in a certain South African idiom, not oblivious to the dark side of things but tender towards those who live in it.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that the publishing industry isn’t kind to short stories. I hope that David’s collection will be published one day, but meanwhile he knew that he had to write a novel to get himself started. That’s what he’s done and that’s why we’re here tonight. I should add, by way of full disclosure, that my involvement with David’s writing led to my being his editor on this book, an experience that was pleasurable for me, though perhaps not for him.

Like It Matters draws on the same source as the short stories, but its raw material is darker – drugs instead of alcohol, murder instead of divorce. The narrator, Ed, will pop any pill and smoke any leaf going, though he’s engaged in a constant struggle to turn things around. And his story might have worked out differently – it might have been no story at all – if he hadn’t met Charlotte, a young, beautiful, troubled soul, and a magnet for disaster. She is, as Ed describes her, “a wrecking ball in full swing”, and it’s Ed’s life that becomes the wreck. But not before she ushers in a cast of other characters, all men devoted to her charms: her father, an angry reborn Christian trying to save his daughter, a fat policeman named Freddy, and, most memorably, her “cousin” Dewald, who may or may not be a figure from Ed’s own past, who sweeps into town on a wave of drugs and debauchery.

Cape Town is the setting for this story, but it’s not the Cape Town we see in tourist brochures. Whether it’s a cheap hotel in Salt River, or a derelict funfair in Muizenberg, this is a grittily realistic version of the city which most of us will recognise. Even the Kimberley Hotel has a cameo appearance. And the lives that play out against these backdrops are grittily realistic too – all acutely observed South African characters, people we know, even if we’d rather not get too close to some of them.

This might make for depressing subject matter if it were not for the voice of the narrator. Ed is a wise and gentle guide, raw but with a beguiling lyrical touch, who’s observing his own life while trying to take charge of it. He means well, even though nothing works out the way he plans it. His situation is pretty desperate, but his take on it is shrewd and funny. And of course his major motivation is love.

But be careful where love leads you! Central to the plot is a drug deal on a lonely road above Simonstown, where things go horribly wrong. Ed has been pulled into this scenario against his will, and suddenly he has to get out of it, when it’s already too late.

It’s hard to say into what genre Like It Matters quite fits. Partly a love story, partly a crime novel, partly a psychological study, it’s a hybrid that can’t easily be categorised. What is beyond dispute is how finely written it is, and what a window it opens onto aspects of South Africa that haven’t been deeply explored yet in our literature. I have no doubt it’s the opening act of a much longer career and one day everybody who’s here tonight will be able to say, “I was there when it all began.”

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Like It Matters: David Cornwell

The Rainbow Lodge used to be a warehouse off Salt River Road. A massive concrete floor space with resounding walls and high windows, a mezzanine in one corner, no showers, just a couple of cramped toilets and a tiny kitchen area with jack shit in the way of appliances or crockery or anything. Most of the floor space had been partitioned up with chipboard that stood about six feet from the ground. The partitions made rooms with doors you could lock with a bicycle chain—thirty-two rooms all roughly the same size, basic as anything, most of them permanently taken.

It had a sign outside and a reception desk and everything, but it was all a kind of front. There were some rooms that were rented by the hour, and people—maybe eighty per cent of them were full-time junkies, but the rest were rich schoolkids, businessmen, housewives, off-duty cops and ambulance drivers—would come in to hide away from the world for a few hours and just sin to their hearts’ content.

Everyone who actually lived at The Rainbow Lodge, though, worked for Ken in some way or another. There were thugs and robbers and a doctor and drivers, and there were ten guys living there who sold tik, Sparks and his friends, and they were the ones that really made you wonder. They’d go out on the road for days—jumped up, plugged in, superhuman—and only every now and then you’d see them stalking around The Rainbow Lodge, their faces like gloomy masks either grinning or irate, backlit by a brain that couldn’t put out more than forty watts anymore and carrying a smell on them of singed wires and sour smoke.

Like It Matters launch details

Kalk Bay Books

  • Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016
  • Time: 6 for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Kalk Bay Books
    124 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town | Map

Love Books

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016
  • Time: 6 for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books
    The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre
    53 Rustenburg Road
    Melville
    Johannesburg | Map

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The life of a man cast adrift: Like It Matters, the debut novel from David Cornwell

Like It MattersUmuzi is proud to present Like It Matters, the first novel from writer and musician David Cornwell:

When Ed meets Charlotte one golden afternoon, the 14 sleeping pills he’s painstakingly collected don’t matter anymore: this will be the moment he pulls things right, even though he can see Charlotte comes with a story of her own.

They try to make a life in Muizenberg, but old habits die hard, and they become embroiled in a scheme that soon slips out of their control.

In Like It Matters, each line of text, each mark on the page, is meticulously crafted as the novel charts, with striking flair, the life of a man cast adrift.

See also: The local Fiction to look forward to in 2016 (Jan – June)
 
 
About the author

David Cornwell is a writer and musician. Born in Grahamstown, he currently lives in Cape Town, where he writes fiction, films and songs for his rock band Kraal. Cornwell’s writing has appeared in a number of publications, including the Mail & Guardian, Prufrock, Aerodrome, Jungle Jim, New Contrast, the Chiron Review and Quiddity International Literary Journal. Like It Matters is his first novel.

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Zirk van den Berg’s novel of forbidden love in the Boer War optioned for film by New Zealand company

Half of One ThingHalfpad een dingMovie rights to Zirk van den Berg’s period novel Half of One Thing have been optioned by independent producer Neil Sonnekus of New Zealand production company Stinkwood Films.

The deal was negotiated by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie of the Lennon-Ritchie Agency.

“It’s a wonderful read,” Sonnekus said of the book. “I fell for the ‘historical record’ hook, line and sinker. It’s a great, great con. The characters become representative of real historical forces, and I like that – the con has the solid ring of truth about it.”

Gideon Lancaster, a New Zealand soldier fighting for the British, infiltrates a Boer commando. He soon finds himself entangled in a confusion of loyalties as he becomes better acquainted with the men.

Worse, he falls in love with Esther Calitz, a Boer woman of considerable mettle who demands his loyalty over every other allegiance. Commandant Jacob Eksteen is Lancaster’s taciturn rival in love, and a man of clear black-and-white convictions. So powerful are the conflicting demands of fidelity and love that Lancaster seizes a startling opportunity when a large British battalion is mobilised in what is to be the final triumph of the imperial forces.

The book is also available in Afrikaans as Halfpad Een Ding.

Van den Berg made his literary debut with a volume of Afrikaans short stories in 1989, followed by a historical novel. After moving to New Zealand in 1998, Van den Berg switched to writing in English. His crime novel, Nobody Dies, was published to considerable acclaim in New Zealand and saw an Afrikaans edition released as ’n Ander mens in South Africa in 2013. The book won the film category in the inaugural KykNet-Rapport book awards in 2014 and Van den Berg’s film script based on that book is currently being considered for production.

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Lees ’n uittreksel uit Bettina Wyngaard se nuwe roman Slaafs

SlaafsSlaafs deur Bettina Wyngaard het pas by Umuzi verskyn.

Wyngaard is die skrywer van Troos vir die gebrokenes (wenner van die Jan Rabie Rapport-prys) en die misdaadroman Vuilspel.

Wyngaard gesels môre (10 Maart) by Woordfees oor haar nuutste roman. Besonderhede hier.

Die speurspan van die Khayelitsha-polisiestasie in haar nuwe riller is mense van vlees en bloed wat diep voel, in intense verhoudinge tot mekaar staan, liefhet, verliese ly en die hart aangryp.

Lees ‘n uittreksel uit hierdie nuwe roman:

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Nicci glip by die oop deur in, laag en vinnig om haar so ’n klein teiken as moontlik te maak. Sy druk haar rug teen die muur en staan stil, kop na een kant gekantel om te luister. Al wat sy egter hoor, is haar eie hortende asemhaling binne die masker. Dis vir haar eie beskerming, maar die masker verwring alle geluide en beperk haar visie. Sy begin wonder of die kool die sous werd is.

Die dak en vensterrame van die bouval waarin sy haar bevind, is lankal daarmee heen. Die deur is verrot en hang aan ’n enkele geroeste skarnier. Bome groei tot teenaan die gebou. Takke beur deur die openinge waar die vensters was, en jong lote skiet selfs deur krake in die gebarste sementvloer in die vertrek op. Dit is nog oggend, maar geen sonlig dring die donker gebou binne nie. Die huisie is boonop in die skaduwee van ’n heuwel gebou, wat dit selfs meer neerdrukkend maak.

Sy kan haar hand nie voor haar gesig sien nie. Sy tel versigtig. In die derde vertrek aan regterkant is daar volgens haar inligting ’n perdebynes in die hoek oorkant die deur.
Sy is nou in die tweede vertrek.

Haar voet is reeds opgelig om vorentoe te trap toe sy die effense skuifelgeluid hoor. Só ’n klein geluidjie, sy het dit amper gemis. Sy versteen en druk haar selfs platter teen die muur, hart galoppend soos ’n wilde perd. Sy hoor egter niks verder nie. Wie ook al agter haar is, staan nou stil. Sy hou die kolf van haar geweer stywer vas, gereed om te skiet.

Skielik verskyn die buitelyne van ’n kop by die deur. Die man het so sag nader gekom dat sy hom nie gehoor het nie. Haar vinger begin reeds verstyf op die sneller, toe hy sy kop draai en sy Blackie Swart, haar kollega, in die halfdonker herken.

Sy laat sak die geweer en beduie met haar regterhand. Twee. Verder die bouval in.

Hy knik sy kop, en verdwyn weer so geruisloos soos wat hy gekom het. Hy is ’n groot man wat in staat is om verbasend lig soos ’n skim te beweeg.

Nicci glip agter hom aan toe ’n beweging uit die hoek van haar oog haar aandag trek. Iemand agter Blackie. Die persoon is so goed verskuil in die skadu’s dat Blackie hom gemis het. Instinktief pluk Nicci haar geweer op, maar toe sy die sneller moet trek, vries sy, die kolf skielik glad onder haar swetende handpalms.

Die onverwagse, onwelkome terugflits na haar dodelike gestoei met Zola Vimbi laat haar huiwer, net ’n oomblik lank. Dis egter ’n oomblik wat sy nie kan bekostig nie.
Die man skiet na Blackie, maar is gelukkig te haastig.

Die skoot gaan skadeloos oor Blackie se kop verby, en hy swaai verras om. Hy trek die sneller in ’n seepgladde, geoefende beweging terwyl hy nog draai en op sy knie gaan, en tref sy aanvaller vol in die bors.
Die geweld waarmee die skoot hom tref, laat die man ’n tree agteruitsteier. Met ’n swetswoord gryp hy na sy bors voordat hy plotseling gaan sit, nie meer ’n gevaar nie. Sy wapen kletter uit sy hande en val skadeloos langs hom neer.

Blackie se oë kreukel in ’n glimlag agter sy masker, voordat hy ’n duim in die lug opsteek in Nicci se rigting.

Hy het nie agtergekom sy het gevries nie, besef sy verlig, en beduie dat hy voor hom moet kyk. Saam deursoek hulle die res van die bouval, maar kry nie die tweede persoon wat sy gesien het nie. Hy moes iewers uitgeglip het. Nou huiwer hulle. Al twee weet die oomblik net nadat hulle die gebou verlaat het, terwyl hulle oë nog aanpas by die son wat buite fel skyn, is wanneer hulle op hul weerloosste is. Enigiemand kan ongesiens in die ruigtes skuil en hulle vanuit die skans aanval.

By die buitedeur sak Blackie op sy maag neer en begin kruip. Hoe hy dit regkry, weet nugter, maar hy maak weer feitlik geen geluid nie. Dit lyk vir Nicci asof selfs die stof om hom saamvou en vir hom ’n sakkie van stilte weef.

Buite die gebou lig hy sy kop op en kyk eers in die rondte voordat hy vir haar beduie dat dit veilig is. Met ’n stywe wysvinger wys hy dat hy in die bosse aan die regterkant in wil gaan.

Nicci kan Blackie se gesigsuitdrukking agter sy masker nie sien nie, maar weet hy is woedend. John Peters, haar kollega, het hulle vroeg reeds verloor, in ’n lokval, gestel deur die man wat hulle nou soek, die meesterbrein van die operasie. Blackie is op wraak uit. Wat van die res van hulle span geword het, weet sy nie. Blackie het radiostilte beveel nadat hulle nog twee lede van die span verloor het. Sover hulle weet, is dit net hulle twee wat oor is.

Sy gaan na aanleiding van sy sein vinnig in die bosse in. Dit duur ’n oomblik voordat sy aan die donker gewoond raak.

In sy kamoefleerdrag smelt Blackie met die skaduwees saam. Sy kan net hoop dat sy ewe moeilik sigbaar is. Toe wys hy haar ’n gebreekte takkie. Sy sou dit nooit eens opgelet het of besef het dat dit belangrik is nie. Gee haar die betonoerwoud en die liggies van die stad, en sy weet presies wat om te maak. Die veld is egter Blackie se domein. Platgetrapte gras en ’n gebreekte takkie vertel vir hom ’n hele verhaal, ’n storie wat oor haar kop heen gaan. Sy knik om te wys sy sien die takkie en gaan dan aan, oë onrustig op die bosse om haar.

Hulle beweeg stadig voort en gaan staan kort-kort om te luister. Plotseling hou die voëltjies op met sing.

Nicci en Blackie versteen in hul posisies. ’n Sagte voetval agter haar.

Sy swaai om, maar selfs terwyl sy beweeg, besef sy sy is te stadig.

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’n Dag in die lewe van drie speurders van die Khayelitsha-polisiestasie: Slaafs deur Bettina Wyngaard

SlaafsSlaafs deur Bettina Wyngaard is nou beskikbaar op Umuzi se rakke:

’n Dag in die lewe van drie speurders van die Khayelitsha-polisiestasie is nie paintball speel nie. Vra maar vir kaptein Nicci de Wee, “Ounooi” soos haar kollega Blackie haar noem. Haar priestervriendin Sally sal dit beaam en so ook Peters, wat skaars sy oë van Nicci kan afhou.

Want in Khayelitsha is die Jane Does volop: daardie vroueslagoffers wat so sonder naam op die staatspatoloog se outopsietafel beland. Maar waarom was daar vreemde vesels in die keel van ’n meisie wat aan ’n oordosis sterf en hoekom het sy en ’n tweede slagoffer dieselfde tatoeëermerk?

Weldra daal Nicci en haar kollegas af in die donker onderwêreld van mensehandel, begelei deur die enigmatiese, en verleidelike, doktor Gigi Gerber, kenner op die gebied van slawesindikate. En heeltyd, in die agtergrond, staan al die kwesbare ontwortelde mense van die wêreld.

Die speurspan in Bettina Wyngaard se nuwe riller is mense van vlees en bloed wat diep voel, in intense verhoudinge tot mekaar staan, liefhet, verliesely en die hart aangryp.

Oor die outeur

Bettina Wyngaard is die skrywer van Troos vir die gebrokenes (wenner van die Jan Rabie Rapport-prys) en die misdaadroman Vuilspel. Sy het in die regte aan Stellenbosch Universiteit studeer, waarna sy vir etlike jare lank as prokureur gewerk het. Sy woon in die Overberg.

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Cover reveal: Dutch Courage, the new novel from Paige Nick

Cover reveal: Dutch Courage, the new novel from Paige Nick

 
Dutch CouragePenguin Random House SA has revealed the cover for Dutch Courage, the new novel by Paige Nick.

Nick describes herself as a visual person, and says having a cover she loves is “unreasonably important to me”.

“For some reason, I’ve had traumatic cover-related experiences on all my novels,” she says. This time, however, was different:

I’ve been working on Dutch Courage for over four years, so this is a big one for me. It’s a novel set in a strip club in Amsterdam, where all the strippers are celebrity impersonators. So you can see how it might be tricky for a designer to strike the right note between the dark, dirty, neon-lit red light district where the book is set, and the comedy of a bunch of women from all over the world, dressed like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Paris Hilton, Cher and Rihanna, hanging out together and taking their kit off while they lip-sync to “Like A Virgin” or “Umbrella”.

So I waited nervously. But this time there was no cover email. It even slipped my mind for a while. Then one afternoon I met with my publisher, Fourie, to discuss the book. At the end of the meeting, he wordlessly pulled out an envelope and placed a cover layout on the table. Just like that. No email. No warning. No possible avoidance. And that’s when something remarkable happened, I liked it. Instantly.

So, tah dah, here it is. I hope you like it too.

The cover was designed Russell Stark from publicide and Dutch Courage will be available in stores from May.

 
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Jade Gibson reveals she is working on a sequel to Glowfly Dance

Glowfly DanceJade Gibson chatted to Sue Grant-Marshall recently about Glowfly Dance.

Gibson holds a doctorate in anthropology, with an academic background in biomedical science and fine art. Glowfly Dance is her debut novel and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and the Virginia Prize for Fiction. It tells the story of an abusive stepfather, told through the eyes of a child.

Chatting to Grant-Marshall, Gibson says the book is her “life’s work”, and reveals that much of it is autobiographical. Gibson also reveals that she is working on a sequel “at her publisher’s insistence”.

Halfway through our interview, Gibson reveals that she is Mai, and has been writing this book since she was eight years old. “It’s a form of release. When people ask about my past, I find it almost impossible to relate so complex a matter. Maybe by putting readers into the body of this girl, so they can feel what she feels, they will understand her experience.”

 
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Masande Ntshanga reflects on the access to rare South African books he benefited from at UCT

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The ReactiveThe ReactiveMasande Ntshanga chatted to LIVE Magazine recently about writing, reading and Fees Must Fall.

Ntshanga won the 2013 Pen International New Voices Award and was shortlisted for the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing. His debut novel, The Reactive, was published in October 2014, and has just been released in the United States.

When asked what his advice would be for aspiring writers, Ntshanga advises perseverance and a lot of reading, and quotes a character from the new David Gates novella: “Write through the self-loathing.”

Ntshanga completed his undergraduate degree and a Creative Writing MA at the University of Cape Town, and was asked how he feels about the Fees Must Fall protests that began last year. He cited the literary resources he was given access to as an important justification for inclusivity on South African campuses.

LIVE SA: What made UCT your university of choice? Any thoughts on #FeesMustFall?

Masande: Recently, while looking for a novel by Mbulelo Mzamane, I looked at my UCT Library e-shelf and realised I’d loaned out about 513 books from the library over the course of five years, which was an embarrassing number. In any case, looking back through that list I came to the realisation that over those years, I’d had access to a substantial number of Southern African novels that you can’t find anywhere else in this country, at the moment, or even abroad. For example, Philip Zhuwao and Alan Finlay’s The Red Laughter of Guns in Green Summer Rain doesn’t exist on Amazon.

This is all to say that the institution holds many resources when it comes to literature, among other things, and I see every reason to be in solidarity with a movement that proposes more inclusivity and a wider sharing of those resources.

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Lees ’n uittreksel uit Piet van Rooyen se nuwe roman, Voëlvry (Plus: Potgooi)

VoëlvryVoëlvry deur Piet van Rooyen is nou beskikbaar by Penguin:

Wanneer dinge te warm raak vir die skatryk Duitse swendelaar Hans-Joachim Kramer, vestig hy hom en sy jong gesin op ‘n plaas in Namibië. Hy stel vir Daantjie Weerlig as voorman aan om hom met sy boerdery te help. Kramer pas gou aan by die nuwe land en sy mense, maar vir sy blondekopvrou en hul tweeling raak die ongenaakbaarheid van die nuwe tuiste gou te veel en hulle keer terug Duitsland toe.

Wanneer Kramer vir Vaalperd Ses in diens neem, neem sake ‘n dramatiese wending. Dié nuweling kruis swaarde met Daantjie Weerlig en hy sweer wraak wanneer hy uiteindelik gevra word om die plaas te verlaat.

Intussen is ‘n lasbrief vir die inhegtenisname van Kramer in Duitsland uitgereik. Die agent wie se taak dit is om Hans-Joachim uitgelewer te kry, betrek die meedoënlose Vaalperd Ses om die Duitser die skrik op die lyf te jaag – met bloedige gevolge.

Gou word alles wat vir Kramer kosbaar was hom ontneem, maar dan ontmoet hy n jong vrou, Rachel da Silva, wie se wortels stewig geanker is in Afrika-grond.

Oor die outeur

Piet van Rooyen is die skrywer van sewe romans en vier poësiebundels. Sy eerste roman, Die spoorsnyer, wen die Tafelberg/Sanlam/De Kat-romankompetisiein 1993. Hy ontvang hiervoor ook die CNA-prys vir ’n debuutroman. Die olifantjagters verskyn in 1997 en dié roman ontvang in 1998 die M-Net-prys. Ander romans sluit in Gif (2001), Die brandende man (2002), Akwarius (2005), Etosha (2010) en Rodriguez (2012). Hy is tans professor in politieke wetenskap aan die Universiteit van Namibië.
 

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Lees ‘n uittreksel uit hierdie nuwe roman:

“’n Lasbrief is uitgereik vir die inhegtenisneming van erekonsul Hans-Joachim Kramer, tot onlangs van die Ganghoferweg nommer 2, Bad Heilbrunn in die Beiere, wat vermoedelik na Afrika uitgewyk het.
“Ons onderneem om hom sonder verslapping te agtervolg, waar hy hom ook al in die wêreld mag bevind. Al sou dit ook in die onderwêreld wees, ons sal hom uiteindelik vind en tot rekenskap dwing.

“Die Bundesregering versoek die onmiddellike uitlewering van een van die mees berugte swendelaars in die geskiedenis van die Duitse Republiek, die pierewaaier en kamma-grootwildjagter Hans Kramer. Hy het hier, reg onder ons oë, reeds honderde gemeenskappe in vals ondernemings betrek, waardeur hulle gesamentlik meer as dertig miljoen euro se swaarverworwe spaargeld verloor het.”

Van Rooyen het vroeër vanjaar met Suzette Kotze-Myburgh gesels op RSG se Skrywers en Boeke-program. Luister na die potgooi om uit te vind wat sê hy oor Voëlvry:

 

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