The Institute of Taxi Poetry

"The Institute of Taxi Poetry" is an imaginative, poignant novel set in a South Africa which is shaped by violence, ambition, love and creativity.
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Title: The Institute of Taxi Poetry
Author: Imraan Coovadia
Genre: Novel
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Umuzi
Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781415201657 / ISBN 978-1-4152-0165-7
Softcover, 15 x 22 cm, 224 pages


In Cape Town Solly Greenfields, the first of the taxi poets, has been murdered. At the Institute for Taxi Poetry, where they train young people to write poetry on the bodywork of Cape Town's taxis, Solly's protégé Adam Ravens tries to find out the reason. In South Africa taxi poets are admired personalities. Tragic, funny and intelligent, this novel proofes the author''s dazzling originality.