Ystervarkrivier

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Andy Capostagno, best known as a rugby and cricket commentator, introduces us to the village of Ystervarkrivier, a forgotten outpost of the Drakeniqua Municipality, somewhere in South Africa. It has a church, a bottle store and a golf course, but not necessarily in that order.

Author: Andy Capostagno

Language: English

Publisher: Jacana Media

Year of Publishing: 2012

Country of Publication: South Africa

Edition: 1

Jacket: Paperback

No. of Pages: 190

Genre: Short Stories

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Condition: Very good

SKU/ISBN: 978-1-4314-0721-7 Category:
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About the Book

Andy Capostagno, best known as a rugby and cricket commentator, introduces us to the village of Ystervarkrivier, a forgotten outpost of the Drakeniqua Municipality, somewhere in South Africa. It has a church, a bottle store and a golf course, but not necessarily in that order. Harry Corkaby, displaced Yorkshireman, built the nine-hole golf course, and besides trying to understand post-apartheid South Africa he spends his time encouraging people to play at his folly.

The action is contemporary, reflecting current events such as Tiger’s divorce, Steve’s death and Louis Oosthuizen’s Open Championship, but the setting is timeless, a pastoral South African with little racial tension. The richest man in the area is Inkosi Dlamini; the poorest is Thabiso “Joseph” Tshabalala, Harry’s employee. This is farming country with a very small and spread out population, but the community comes together to pray and play golf.

About the Author

Andy Capostagno was born in Bath, England and that was just his first mistake. He joined BBC Radio Bristol in 1986 and this year he is celebrating 26 years in the broadcasting industry. But nobody else is. Andy moved to South Africa in 1992 to escape the evils of Thatcherism. He is best known for his television commentary work on rugby and cricket for Supersport, but spends most of his time on his farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands attempting to avoid manual labour.