Saturday, 17 September 2016

WEAPONS OF WORDS

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[] WEAPONS OF WORDS 
© Farouk Asvat 

     Authentic literature is the bloodbeat of contemporary society. 
It transmits the pains and laughter of the writer's environment. 
It alerts against violations of the Truth. 

     Literature does not develop in a void. 
It is a transformation of the reality into an artform,  
utilizing the dialects of the time;  
getting its shape, direction and field of concern  
from the social, political and economic forces  
that interact in a particular society. 

     The creative writer is the conscience of the people,  
the interpreter of his society.  … 

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contents:

WEAPONS OF WORDS 

Weapons of Words
Creativity and Development In Literature:
     a critical look at black south african literature
     in the context of third world and world fiction
The Sad Splendour of Latin American Literature
Modern Arab Literature: a clash of cultures
Jorge Luis Borges: the forking paths of the labyrinths
The Power of Words (an interview)
Black South African Writing: a critical appraisal
I Say

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE 

100 Best Books of Fiction
100 Best Books of 20th Century Fiction
10 Best Books of Fiction
10 Best Books of Short Fiction
Best First Lines of Fiction
100 Best Books of Non-Fiction
50 Best Books of 20th Century Non-Fiction
10 Best Books of Non-Fiction
Senior High School Reading List
Junior High School Reading List
Primary School Reading List
Classics Illustrated

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $7.50 & kindle @ only $5
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the collection of literary essays WEAPONS OF WORDS by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com

[] please check out my blogs @:





books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com

[] also link up on:






amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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[] weapons of words:

amazon (2016) #: isbn-10: 1537557912
                         #: isbn-13: 978-1537557915

kindle (2016): asin #: `
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#literary criticism #comaprative literature #novel #classics #best #books
#faroukasvat #weapons of words




Sunday, 17 April 2016

THE GATHERING OF THE STORM

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§ THE GATHERING OF THE STORM : FAROUK ASVAT §
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                           the latest novel by farouk asvat  

     "If the way to create
       is the way to kill,
       I have hoarded enough blood
       in my throat
       for all the hyenas to suck from."  
          [] Shiv K Kumar  

The Gathering Of The Storm is a continuation of Siddique's odyssey in Sadness In The House Of Love.  The volume consists of three novellas: Before The Deluge, set amidst the growing violence and humidity of a subtropical coastal city; The Victim, portrays the increasing racist violence in a coastal small town; and An Affair With The Sky's The Limit, is Siddique's continuing quest for love and freedom in an oppressive society. 

contents:  
Before The Deluge
     Siddique
     Shrimati
     Kali
     The Paanies Are Coming
The Victim
An Affair With The Sky's The Limit

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§ THE PAANIES ARE COMING : FAROUK ASVAT §
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                           the latest stories by farouk asvat  

Although the stories in The Paanies Are Coming are written in English,
these are the original versions:
with some of the original words, phrases and dialogue
in cape town slang / skollie lingo / kaapse praatjies /
kombuis afrikaans / durbanite / zulu / & local patois. 

The complete English versions of the following stories:
     The Paanies Are Coming
     The Victim
     An Affair With The Sky's The Limit
are published as a collection titled:
     The Gathering Of The Storm. 

     Kaaperi was previously unpublished, either in English or slang. 

contents: 
The Paanies Are Coming
     Siddique
     Shrimati
     Kali
     The Paanies Are Coming
The Victim
Kaaperi
An Affair With The Sky's The Limit

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $7.50 & kindle @ only $5
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the SHORT STORIES The Paanies Are Coming by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the collection of literary ESSAYS Weapons of Words by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com

[] please check out my blogs @:





books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com

[] also link up on:






amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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[] the gathering of the storm:
amazon (2016): isbn-10 # 1532762445
                              isbn-13 # 978-1532762444
kindle (2016):    asin # ASIN: B01EDTBQ4M
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[] the paanies are coming:
amazon (2017): isbn-10 # 1545237239
                              isbn-13 # 978-1545237236
kindle (2017):    asin # B06ZYGFLFG
(amazon title id: 7076567)
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#the gathering of the storm #the paanies are coming


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Thursday, 17 September 2015

I DREAM IN LONG SENTENCES

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§ I DREAM IN LONG SENTENCES : FAROUK ASVAT §
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                * the latest collection of poems by farouk asvat *                

                    Winner of the Vita Award for his anthology
                                   A Celebration Of Flames               

"A Celebration Of Flames is a powerful, impassioned call. The sanity and courage of this collection arises from the poet's unique experiential perceptions of his milieu, making him one of the few who can write about these traumatic times with such lucidity and lyricism. The strength of Farouk Asvat's poetry lies in the way he intertwines the complex elements of social and political conflicts with intense personal relationships. The wide tonal range extends from sensual and delicate insights into the nature of passion to the satiric and humorous use of slang."
     Vita Award citation

"Like hesitating snowflakes ... his words are fascinating in their capricious wilfulness ... like unexpected strokes of a whip."
     Susanne Baackmann, University Of Albuquerque

"The legend of poet extraordinaire Farouk Asvat: ... like vintage wine, proper poetry matures with time, and like vintage art the voice and wisdom of a poet worth the name is timeless."
     Mphutlane wa Bofelo, kagablog

"His love poetry soars with an intense sensitivity, it celebrates lyrically the joys of a most exquisite sensuousness."
     Marcia Leveson, University Of The Witwatersrand

"Farouk Asvat … writes about love and suffering, about individualism, snobbishness, pretence and pride, about human and environmental beauty and about opposing oppression, and who deploys metaphysical, lyrical and colloquial language, slang and standard diction, all with equal strength and ease."
     Cosmo Pieterse, Culture In Another South Africa

"Since he has been in the line of fire as both a victim of Apartheid and as a political voice in the struggle for liberation, his evocation of the contemporary South African battlefield and his testimony of the humiliation, isolation, deprivation, degradation and murder, the collective weapons of Apartheid, are chillingly authentic."
     Herbert Steyn, English Olympiad, King Edward VII School.

a piquant publication now available on amazon & kindle

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the NOVEL Sadness In The House Of Love by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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the NOVEL The Gathering Of The Storm by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology A Celebration Of Flames by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology The Time Of Our Lives by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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the anthology Bra Frooks … by Farouk Asvat is now available
on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.
No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever, or transmitted in any form or any means whatsoever, mechanical or electronic, including recording, printing, photocopying, or via any computerised means or media, including the internet.  This publication shall also not be stored in a retrieval system.  And the writing shall not be sold, lent, hired, resold or circulated in any form or binding or cover other than that in which it is published,
without the prior permission of the author in writing.
Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.
Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com

[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com




books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com

[] also link up on:


linkedin: www.linkedin.com/farouk-asvat/




amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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[] I dream in long sentences:

amazon (2015): isbn-10 # 1517164532
                              isbn-13 # 978 1517164539
kindle (2015):    asin # ASIN: B015HHGV1W
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#love #literature #fiction #novel #poetry #classics #southafrica #apartheid #biko
#faroukasvat #i dream in long sentences #weapons of words