Pruimtwak en skaduboksers | Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
To make sense of the whole virtual topsy-turvy of the 21st century, one must seek high and low. And that is exactly what the prize-winning poet and journalist, Danie Marais, has done in Pruimtwak en skaduboksers. An entertaining collection of columns, essays, toasts and post-mortems that with playful seriousness and enthusiasm explores the connection between books, pop culture and the dazed ordinary guy peering into his weekend braaivleis fire. In these pieces Marais wonders, ponders – sometimes soberly, sometimes jovially – what’s happened to rock ’n’ roll, his generation X and peripheral figures like Peter Blum. All and everything, from Darth Vader, the Simpsons, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Fokofpolisiekar, the boeremusiek legend David de Lange and The Big Lebowski to the hangers-on from the Anglo-Boer War, join their voices in a collection that makes you smile and think.