ISBN 9780797495487
Pages 200
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2018
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

White Man Walking

by John Eppel

These short stories by Zimbabwean poet and novelist, John Eppel, are not for the politically correct. Eppel should have listened to the wise words of Enobarbus in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra: ‘That the truth should be silent, I had almost forgot’. But, once a fool, always a fool. In White Man Walking, you will find semi-fictionalised accounts of greed, cruelty, and corruption; idiocy, naivety, and irresponsibility. Oh, and there are occasional moments of tenderness!

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About the Author

John Eppel

In addition to writing short stories, John Eppel is also an award-winning poet and novelist. His first novel, D.G.G. Berry’s The Great North Road (1992), won the M-Net Prize in South Africa. His second novel, Hatchings (1993), was short-listed for the M-Net Prize and his third novel, The Giraffe Man (1994), has been translated into French.

His first poetry collection, Spoils of War (1989), won the Ingrid Jonker Prize. Other poems have been featured in anthologies that include The Heart in Exile South African Poetry in English 1990-1995 (1996) and Intwasa Poetry (2008) while his short stories have appeared in anthologies that include Short Writings from Bulawayo (2003), Short Writings from Bulawayo II (2005). Writing Now: More Stories from Zimbabwe (2005), Short Writings from Bulawayo III (2006), Laughing Now (2008), and Long Time Coming: Short Writings from Zimbabwe (2008). His latest published novel is Absent: The English Teacher.

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