A City Imagined : Cape Town and the Meanings of a Place
In A city imagined, the editor has asked a number of South Africa's writers to produce a piece of writing in which they express their relationship to Cape Town and, above all, their sense of the unique genius or spirit of this city. The range of voices is wide, the angles of vision many, the results always surprising. What emerges from A city imagined is a composite portrait of Cape Town which is infinitely more various, heterogeneous, complex even in its beauty, than that to be found in the standard treatments of the place.
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 128 x 196 x 18mm | 158.76g
- 12 Aug 2009
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
Stephen Watson, a Professor in English and current Director of the Creative Writing Centre at the University of Cape Town, has won a number of awards for his poetry and is regarded by many as one of the finest South African poets writing today. Professor Watson's collections of poetry include Return of the Moon: Versions from the /Xam, and Presence of the Earth: New Poems. His most recent work, The Other City: Selected Poems is widely acclaimed.