African and American and Aspirational

As you most likely know, my adopted home country of South Africa is very close to my heart. Since leaving there I have often dreamed of going back. It’s a lovely land in so many ways, and there are so many people I miss.

Since I have been focused on writing for a while, on working towards getting a novel published, it’s pretty natural for me to want that to happen over there as well as here in the U.S.A.

Imagine my delight to learn that South Africa, in contrast to the U.S. and the U.K., is seeing a boom in sales of books. It’s amazing that book sales are on the increase anywhere in this age of Chicken Littles crying out that the printed word is dead.

So, I guess I am writing this as a point of reference in words for an aspiration I have had for a while.

I want to see one of my novels (or more) published in South Africa.

My novel, Shadwell, is full of South African allusions.

So, now you know. You can smile with me when the day comes and say, Njabulani!


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