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The Trustees – a novel of the next stage

The Trustees is my most recent novel, and the one I’m most proud of. The blurb says on the back here… “The Trustees is Hagen Engler’s fourth novel. Set after the era of illusory certainty, it charts the journey of a group of neighbours thrust together into a community of […]

Voices From SA: Cas Coovadia

Cas Coovadia is MD of the Banking Association South Africa BASA. Here he speaks to Nicholas Claude for the podcast Voices From SA about the SA political and social situation, Banking as a force for change, sustainability as well as his life as an activist. Click the image, or click […]

Wild in the world!

One of the most talented people to come out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a man named Zach Vincent. As such things tend to go, he truly came out of PE, going out into the world to follow his muse and find his fortune and was seldom seen again […]

Mantovani to Major Lazer

I listened to 65 years of number-one hits, so you don’t have to! Perhaps it is my South Africanness that compels me to categorise things. To analyse, compartmentalise instead of experience. But I insist that the analysis often leads me to a deeper understanding, and then a more rewarding experience. […]

I’m playing a show in PE for one night only!

  Over the the last *gasp* couple of decades, I’ve operated as a writer, poet, singer and spoken-word performer and assembled a decent body of work. I’d like to present a selection of it when I return to my coastal stronghold of Port Elizabeth later this month. It will be  […]

Rap beef? Beef rap!

There is no more credible sign that hip-hop has taken over popular culture than the fact that rap is now considered a serious marketing tool for just about every brand you can think of. No longer confined to any ghetto, hip hop is pretty much as mainstream as it gets […]

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