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The Institute for Taxi Poetry

The Institute for Taxi Poetry

Bridge Books

  • R 20000


Solly Greenfields, the first of the taxi poets, has been shot dead. At the Institute for Taxi Poetry, where they train young people to write poetry on the bodywork of Cape Town's taxis, Solly's protege Adam Ravens tries to make sense of his death. Who killed Solly, and why is Adam's son acting so weird? In the world of Imraan Coovadia's new tragicomic novel taxi companies thrive in a single-party state. Taxi poets are admired, sliding-door men rule, professors and politicians strut and fret and connive in a society shaped by violence and ambition, love, and the unsettling power of the imagination.

Author: Imraan Coovadia