The world in 50 words
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00H12 - Wednesday 10 September 2014

Distant cry

« Sick of the news – endless shuffling refugees; brick-pile cities; ambulances; trucks of militias; starving children – I twisted off the TV. I went to sleep. And in the cold hours, I was woken. Somewhere, a woman weeping. I went into the lounge, switched on the lights. But there was no one. »

September 3, 2014

The world in 50 words by Will van der Walt

The world in 50 words is a maverick, a flash saga, a fugitive amongst forms, but when light breaks, the face is clear. The intrigue of a short story, the seed of a novel, the taste of poetry, the pimento of haiku – There … think that should be fifty.

Author and playwright