Shaun Viljoen

Listed in: African Studies · African Literature · Fiction




Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Thirteen Cents · A Novel
By K. Sello Duiker · Introduction by Shaun Viljoen

Every city has an unspoken side. Cape Town, between the picture postcard mountain and sea, has its own shadow: a place of dislocation and uncertainty, dependence and desperation, destruction and survival, gangsters, pimps, pedophiles, hunger, hope, and moments of happiness.

“A gritty, dagga-infused tour through a Cape Town underworld of street children, hustlers, and cruising ‘johns.’”

Anderson Tepper, Words without Borders