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In the maid's room (Paperback): Hagen Engler
In the maid's room (Paperback): Hagen Engler

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In the maid's room (Paperback)

Hagen Engler

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How to be white when youíre no longer the centre of attention? When you no longer even matter? How to be white when everyoneís patience runs out? Disco Dave is a South African hipster on the Port Elizabeth social scene, such as it is. His dreams of media moguldom evaporate before his eyes as the scene becomes blacker and his understanding of it more tenuous. Hard-up for bucks, he moves into the domestic workerís quarters on his property and rents out the main house. Sizwe arrives and swiftly sets about taking over Discoís life. He impregnates his ex-girlfriend Jazz, founds a rival media company and slides into a job Disco had his eye on. The blacks are taking over! Disco finds a black girlfriend, but even that doesnít stop it. Desperate for relevance, he has to get famous somehow. But who even needs white celebs any more? While his fellow non-blacks embrace wilful ignorance, hippy oblivion and gangsterism, Disco knows just enough to know he doesnít know enough. As South Africa finally becomes a black country, he finds himself asking, what about me? In the Maidís Room is a scruffy, hilarious shambles of an episodic novel set in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, that trendsetting bellwether of national change. Itís about the surfer, stoner culture of the Bay, but also the slow ignominious death of white entitlement. Thereís also lank pomping.


Imprint: Jacana Media
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: July 2016
Authors: Hagen Engler
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 213
ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-2376-7
Barcode: 9781431423767
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4314-2376-9

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