ISBN 9780987028242
ePub ISBN 9781928476207
Pages 102
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2014
Publisher Deep South, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

A Book of Rooms

by Kobus Moolman

Kobus Moolman was awarded the 2015 Glenna Luschei Prize for A Book of Rooms.

There is a wide
window with pale green curtains, facing onto Burger Street and
the provincial offices
of the Department of Transport There are two doors that lead,
one outside onto the front
stoep with its cracked and broken red tiles, the other into a long
and dark passage with
a dusty wooden floor and a dead light bulb that is never replaced
There is the same
old pine desk with four drawers filled with unopened NBS bank
statements and old
school exercise books he had bought because the girl with the
red hair, who had a
boyfriend waiting for her at home, had told him that all real
writers keep notebooks
for their profound thoughts and ideas But since he had never
had any profound thoughts
and ideas (or the discipline to be still and listen for them) the
books are still sealed
in their brown paper wrapping

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About the Author

Kobus Moolman

Kobus Moolman is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the University of the Western Cape. He has published seven collections of poetry and two plays, and edited a collection of poetry, prose and art by South African writers living with disabilities. He has won numerous local and international awards for his work, including, most recently, for his collection, A Book of Rooms, The Glenna Luschei Award for African Poetry. He was guest editor of the first special issue of Current Writing, a South African journal dedicated entirely to the teaching of creative writing. His first collection of short fiction, the swimming lesson, was published in 2017.

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