The world in 50 words
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13H58 - Thursday 23 October 2014

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Crossing Place Charles de Gaulle, I tripped and fell over uneven paving. No one stopped to attend my searing pain. A black man stopped, stooped with care. “Ca va?” he asked – a moment amid silver fountains of shattering stereotypes, obliterating the slow river of complaisance – if not his, then mine.  

October 23, 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