William Ngwenya Burroughs


Unfortunately we know nothing about William Ngwenya Burroughs. I found his manuscript in 2012 when I was browsing the book dealers on the Grand Parade in Cape Town. I could find no trace of him in any offical records. Given the slightly surrealist tinge to his writing - dreams, hallucinations, visions - I regard him as the lost surrealist writer, William Ngwenya Burroughs. By the way `ingwenya' means `crocodile' in isiZulu. The crocodile is for me a symbol of the unconscious. One recalls Rudyard Kipling's fable of the elephant child who disobeys her mother's warning not to go near the great grey-green greasy Limpopo river. Or of the crocodile Lalele lying in wait to seize Mabalel, a young black girl coming to draw water from the river in Eugene Marais' poem. But I digress.

Professor Rambunctious Sithole
Editor: The Fogstar Project

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The Fogstar Project
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,090. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Fogstar Project is a romp through 1970s South Africa as members of the Okhela Group train their sights on Fogstar, Prime Minister of the Republic. Rambunctious Sithole, professor of Hitler Studies at the University of Umtata, provides the backdrop to this thrilling comic novel by lost surrealist writer, William Ngwenya Burroughs.

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apartheid era    nazi    satire    south africa