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Little Boxes

‘Television… the modern day answer to ritual worship. Both tree of knowledge and cancer of brain to my generation.’ This line is from the very first Miss Kwa Kwa play I wrote, and when the first book was published the line made it into there too. When I wrote the line, I was quite a bit younger (22) and didn’t feel there was a generation below me yet. (more…)


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SOS, it’s the KKK!

Miss Kwa Kwa II, The Dark Side of the BraaiWe’re proud to give you our BUMPER end-of-year newsletter – 4 panels! – which marks the release of the second Miss Kwa Kwa book:

THE DARK SIDE OF THE BRAAI

The book’s available at all good book stores now. The newsletter’s available hither and thither, including directly below. This month’s mayhem contains the kind of thing you’re used to by now, and an excerpt from the new novel, so enjoy.

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Miss Kwa Kwa 2 Video Teaser 2!

Miss Kwa Kwa IIThe monologue that’s had thousands of South Africans in stitches over the last few years. Posted in honour of the new book out, The Dark Side of the Braai.

This is some of the material that started it all. You’ve seen the footage before, but it’s quite nicely repackaged! Hear Miss Kwa Kwa on: Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and Ten Years of Democracy!

And watch her busk her way to fame… Keep on scrollin’…

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Miss Kwa Kwa – The Dark Side of the Braai Video Teaser

Miss Kwa Kwa IIHi sweeties

Just had to let you know that the first trailer for the new book is now available for the world to see on YouTube!! Check it out below, and be sure to share it with everybuddy.

There are more bizarre teasers and bits of zany entertainment coming. If you’re not already on our KKK (Kwa Kwa Klan) Facebook group, why not join today?

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4947131131

And now to the video! Keep scrolling…

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Rites, rituals and a jersey from the 70s…

I have my fingers in the socket and smoke coming off my head – in the painful way, and the thrilling way. Writing a book. I sometimes… no, often wonder what drives writers to do what they do. Sometimes it seems so bizarre, this drive/desire/compulsion to expend so much time and energy fixating on people and situations that don’t actually exist! I mean I see the appeal from the other side – it’s great fun getting lost in fiction i.e. reading it. But making it? It’s strange. Writers are strange.

That said, I love it. Except when I hate it. Sometimes it’s what I live for. Except when it’s killing me. This all sounds melodramatic, but I hope someone out there relates. If you do, you are strange too. But that’s okay.

Hmm, I suddenly feel this pressure to use a few proper nouns, so that this will be tagged. Well, okey-dokey, I read that, after decades of writing, Henry James decided that fiction was pointless and abandoned it to solely write poetry. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

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