Since my reading at L’endroit perdu in Bern Switzerland last week, I’m all out of copies. There won’t be any reprints. To everyone international and intercontinental showing interest in the suburb Woodstock and THE CROONING OF CAPE TOWN, thank you.
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THE CROONING OF CAPE TOWN
aka Woodstock on dead leaves
A collection of over 40 short stories on Cape Town’s suburb Woodstock.
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[…] I from now on call it the Woodstockian Rut. It’s tautological in a way because Woodstock as I know it is mostly in its own rut but has a natural drive of getting out with hardly any effort. But these roads stare at me when I walk through, the houses have looks on their faces, looks of knowing, knowing every move I made behind their walls, the women swapped and the minds lost, they knew it all, their peeled painted faces laughing and screaming at me as I walk past, their rusty gates aggressively slamming and biting at me […] The park up the road with the thousand messages and the grass that doesn’t grow is home to the escaping minds that refuse to swim and splash in the chemical waves that lap the shores of these beaten and broken villages.
So this night the fireman tried to calm the girl who got run over by some hit n runner. She just lay there freaking out and soaking the concrete with tears and rolling like she was on fire. WHAT A BASTARD we thought, yet we kind of enjoyed the scene because this was our neighbourhood and we didn’t need a tv because of it. ©Timmermans/Hodges