Everyday Writing for South Africa

About Gangs and Water Troubles–The everyday writing routine for South Africa is quite different.

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While I dealt with rallies, paintings and golf in “Madeira Grave”, the topics for my new South Africa crime novel are quite different.

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Serious topics make writing more sombre

Is it because of the current political situation and the almost daily worsening water shortage in South Africa? In any case, this crime novel is more sombre than its predecessors. It is fitting that it was written in the grey winter months of Hamburg, even though it deals with heat and drought.

Everyday life of the street gangs in the townships

Writing about South Africa means dealing with the problems in the townships. Many tourists who travel to the Cape of Good Hope every year see the beautiful sides of Cape Town with its waterfront. They wander through the Winelands and look at the cute penguins in Simon’s Town. All things that I also did and enjoyed.

But not everything in a crime novel is rosy …