Art-school dropout Kendra brands herself for a nanotech marketing program; Lerato, an ambitious Aids baby, plots to defect from her corporate employers; Tendeka, a hot-headed activist, is becoming increasingly rabid; and rogueish blogger, Toby, discovers that the video games he plays for cash are much more ‰ۡóÁÌ_́ÌÎÌ_?ÌÎÌ_? the narrators of Moxyland are on a collision course that will rewire their lives and the future of Cape Town.
Moxyland crackles with bold and infectious ideas, connecting a ruthless corporate-apartheid government with video games, biotech attack dogs, slippery online identities, a township soccer school, shocking cellphones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art.
About the Author
Lauren Beukesis a recovering journalist who is now ridiculously privileged to work on cartoon TV shows for a living, as head writer at Clockwork Zoo Animation. She helped createURBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, the hit SABC sci-fi kids' series that theMail & Guardiandescribed as 'delightfully subversive'. Her first book,Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa's Past, a rollicking collection of biographies of real-life renegades and raconteurs, was nominated for theSunday TimesAlan Paton non-fiction award. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies, includingOpen,FAB,African Road: New Writing from Southern Africa,180 DegreesandUrban 03.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from UCT, but she got her real education from ten years of freelance journalism. Writing for the likes of theSunday Times,Colors,The Hollywood Reporter,Nature Medicine,Marie Claire, andThe Big Issue, among others, she picked up really useful lifeskills like sky-diving, pole-dancing and brewingmqombothi. Journalism also allowed her to hang out with AIDS activists, township vigilantes, electricity thieves, homeless sex workers, teen vampires, reluctant basejumpers and other interesting folk.
Author Lauren Beukes
ISBN 1431401862, 9781431401864
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