The world in 50 words
Cuba /
09H24 - Monday 22 December 2014

Cuba, December 2014

A four-chord vamp and his knobbly fingers seize the keys. The faded velvet voice caresses the melody. He pauses. “Politicians rise,” he says to the listening boy, “they fall, vanish.” He turns to the yellowed keys. “But …” his fingers dive again “the dreams of people, like music, go on.”

December 22, 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