Thursday, 26 February 2015

BRA FROOKS ...

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§ BRA FROOKS … : FAROUK ASVAT §
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"In Bra Frooks ... Asvat uses witty, humorous, sarcastic and satiric language to expose the contradictions, emotional terrains and tensions in both Apartheid and post-Apartheid South Africa.  He uses the lingo, voice and logic of the man and woman in the street to expose the absurdity of political repression and social control and the mediocrity and hypocrisy of political and religious dogmatism.  The tenacity and resilience of people in the face of repression and suppression is exhibited by their ability to see the humorous side of every situation, laughing at the short-sightedness of their oppressors as well as having a good laugh at themselves.  This playfulness and wittiness of slang language comes in handy, especially where Asvat uses narrative, monologue, dialogue/dramatic techniques ..."
     Mphutlane Wa Bofelo, Bluesology And Bofelosophy

Yes, Farouk Asvat is back, with a brand new collection of old and new slang poems in broken afrikaans, tsotsi taal, kaapse skollie, and durbanite tunes.

All the original poems in streetwise lingo, including some new ones, have now been collected into one anthology: Bra Frooks …

All Farouk Asvat's English poems, including translations of the above slang and Afrikaans poems into English by the poet himself, are now available on amazon & kindle in the following anthologies:

          The Time Of Our Lives
          A Celebration Of Flames
          The Wind Still Sings Sad Songs

a piquant publication now available on amazon & kindle

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NEW: the anthology I Dream In Long Sentences by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $10 & kindle @ only $5
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Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15 & 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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[] please check out my blogs @:

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




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

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

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[] ja, farouk asvat is terug, met 'n brand new bundel
van ou en nuwe sleng poësie in tsotsitaal, kaapse kombuis,
en ook 'n paar verse in broken afrikaans,
met bekende gedigtes soos:

     Die Kamma-Intellectuals
     A Poor Man's Prayer
     King Of The Guerillas
     Ou China En Die Amper-Intellectual
     Fietas (reprise)

maar nou tune hy ook soos 'n durbanite in nuwe gedigtes soos:

     Over The Wall An' All en
     Hoe Ko' Ek By Die Hel?

en brand new gedigtes soos:

     Sauvignon, Blanc, Sir? en
     I’m Suffering!

"... swart Afrikaanse digters van die tagtigs - onthou iemand nog vir Farouk Asvat ... ?"
          PIERRE de VOS, LitNet SêNet (webvoet @litnet.co.za)

"Maa' Die Manne Waver Nog: Jonger Swart Afrikaanse Skrywers;"
          HEIN WILLEMSE, Race and Literature
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[] bra frooks … :

piquant publications (2006): isbn-10 # 1920151036
piquant publications (2006): isbn-13 # 9781920151034

kindle (2014):      asin # BOOMC7QLI4
amazon (2014):   isbn-10 # 1500980013
                                isbn-13 # 978-1500980016
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