ISBN 9780987017864
Pages 274
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2012
Publisher Botsotso Publishing , South Africa
Format Paperback

Meditations of a Non-White

by Allan Kolski Horwitz

Short stories from a master of the form, this collection scrapes away superficial assumptions and brings to life a multitude of characters whose concerns have dominated post-1994 South Africa but are in many respects timeless; in particular, they probe the limitations of middle class norms and blinkered identities and grapple with the diverse experiences of the many millions living on the margins of privileged ghettoes.

Mixing satire with brutal realism, Kolski Horwitz dissects South African society with a keen and insightful eye.

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About the Author

Allan Kolski Horwitz

ALLAN KOLSKI HORWITZ was born in 1952 in Vryburg, South Africa but grew up in Cape Town. Between 1974 and 1985 he lived in the Middle East, Europe and North America, returning to live in Johannesburg in 1986. Since then he has worked as an organiser and educator in the trade union and social housing movements. He is a writer in various genres as well as being a songwriter and singer. Since leaving full-time employment in the trade unions in 2009, he continues on an ad hoc with his work as an educator and activist. He is a member of the Botsotso Jesters poetry performance group and of the Botsotso Publishing editorial board. 

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