J.M. Coetzee’s Warring Cape Town

by Nicholas J. Klenske

Perched on the tip of the African Continent, sandwiched between the crash of the Indian Ocean and the roll of the Atlantic, Cape Town exists in a tango of its past, present and future. Often described as capturing the free-spirit attitude of San Francisco circa the 1950s, at first glance Cape Town may seem bohemian and reckless. But at the turn of a corner its apartheid history and resulting current racial and economic struggles continue to be felt.

With this historic setting, Cape Town has naturally enjoyed a colorful and vibrant arts scene. From visual to perform...

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