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White Man Crawling is a collection of short stories and poems by the award winning Bulawayo writer John Eppel. His stories are uncomfortably funny; his poems uncomfortably sad. His stories speak first to all of us, then to his own quirky nature; his poems speak first to himself and to those few who know him nearly, and then to all of us. For more than forty years John Eppel has been a unique double-voice in the annals of Zimbabwean literature: the satirist and the lyricist.



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Date de parution 15 octobre 2007
Nombre de lectures 1
EAN13 9780797445055
Langue English

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White Man Crawling
White Man Crawling
John Eppel
ISBN 978-0-7974-3390-8 ISBN 978-0-7974-4505-5
© John Eppel, 2007
Published by ‘amaBooks P.O. Box AC1066, Ascot, Bulawayo amabooks@gator.co.zw
Cover painting by Anne Simone Hutton
This book is a work of fiction: any characters, organisations and situations mentioned bear no relation to any real person, organisation or actual happening.
Rosewater was previously published in Short Writings from Bulawayo II (‘amaBooks 2004); Home Sweet Home and Sonnet with One Unstated Line in Short Writings from Bulawayo III (‘amaBooks 2006) , Orthello in Writing Now (Weaver Press 2006), Hornbills in My Garden in Birds in Words (Umuzi 2006), Poolside Rilke, Schattierung, Untitled, Goodbye and Hello, Jealousy, Poolside Braai and Setting Free in Scrutiny 2, Love’s Rhymes, Inspiration, Hillside Road in August and Grass in Winter in Carapace.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.
For Fred with love and gratitude
Hillside Road in August
Grass in Winter
The Stone Painter
Goat Song
Business is Business
White Man Crawling
Sonnet with One Unstated Line
Hornbills in My Garden
Home Sweet Home
Twelve Sonnets on a Conventional Theme
Poolside Rilke
Todunglücklich Sein
Goodbye and Hello
Love’s Rhymes
Chiaroscuro with One Unrhymed Line
Poolside Braai
She Turned Away
Setting Free
An Act of Terror
Five in One Blow
NGO Games
West of East
Aunty Aunty
Let Us Now Praise
Male Poet
While Reading Page 15 of Her Biography
Sing Me a Song
Rite of Passage
Sewerage Pipe
The Keys
Quite Epiphanic, Really
These Stanzas Few
Grey Louries
Hillside Road in August
This avenue should have been lined with trees
large enough to nest hamerkops, shelter
vervets, resolve the discord of a breeze,
shade road-rage, allay the helter-skelter
of wheelbarrows, bikes, cars, trucks, juggernauts,
stray donkeys, bumless boys with attitude,
buxom girls in tackies and mincing shorts…
trees that could claim the public’s gratitude.

Instead it’s dotted with colonials
too scrawny for children to climb, or snakes
to whisper in. Yet when that blossom spills
its incense on the smouldering grass, takes
to heart a variegated pink, a white
slipper, there comes a moment of delight.

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