How to be white when you’re no longer centre of attention? When you no longer even matter? How to be white when everyone’s patience runs out? These existential questions are addressed in Hagen Engler’s third novel, the satirical farce In The Maid’s Room. Other crucial learnings are how to buy […]
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“My lyrics are loony. I’m PE’s George Clooney. Even Miss PE wants to do me. I’m hooked on porno movies. Had 14 tabs open at last count. Is that a bad amount? Yeah yeah! Come on, Club Tonite! Can I get a yeah-yeah? Yeah yeah! You can do better than […]
This is an excerpt from my third novel, In The Maid’s Room, which launches next week, in Port Elizabeth “Hallo, ma. You going anywhere past Walmer? Walmer Town Hall, Servistar, Walmer Park? Even Walmer Township.” She nods. Surly woman, large with a couple of whiskers on her chin, and a […]
This is an excerpt from my latest novel, In The Maid’s Room – my third. The book launches next week in Port Elizabeth. There’s a rock at Schoenmakerskop where you can get tubed. On the far side of a rockpool that you can just about wade across if the tide’s […]
…and how he became a town-planning clairvoyant, a literary figure and a gay icon. This is the story of Emperor Norton the First. By Hagen Engler [This piece first appeared in Sunday Times Lifestyle] South Africa has a long tradition of exporting talented individuals who go on to fame and […]
Hawaiian photographer Clark Little grew up riding waves on the famous North Shore of Oahu, the mecca of surfing. When he grew up, he developed a liking for the waves of the Waimea Bay shorebreak. That’s not really a surf spot. All that happens at the Waimea shorebreak is massive, 10-15 foot […]
Open Letter To The Black Women of Mzansi: By Hagen Engler Black ladies, are you romantically intrigued by white men? No? Well, maybe you should be! I know you’ve seen us white boys around. I know you’ve been checking us out. Even if it is with a mixture of curiosity, disdain and […]
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