Institute for Taxi Poetry
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...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 2012 by Umuzi
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A fantastic new novel by Imraan Coovadia. This one creates an all-too-real fictional global culture of "taxi poets," focusing its story on Adam Ravens, a disciple of Solly Greenfields, one of the fathers of Cape Town taxi poetry--and also a murder victim in the opening pages. It is not a police procedural, but Adam does spend some of the book torn between Solly's discplined style and the more freewheeling, modern and global approach of Gerome Geromian, while exploring the causues of Solly's murd...more
Raised in Durban, South Africa. Doctorate from Yale University in the United States. Professor of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.More about Imraan Coovadia...