What makes Pat Simmons, a retired engineer, give up his comfortable middle class living and wade across a crocodile infested river with a bicycle strapped to his back, in order to teach chess to schoolchildren at the Mission station?
Cape Talk radio presenter, Shiloh Noone’s first accolade for writing was for a poem called “Heaven’s Last Beast” – an Ode to Sperm Whales.
His Rock History book “Seeker’s Guide to the Rhythm of Yesteryear” has achieved a 4 star Rolling Stone Award.
These were followed by “Forty -Two for the Chosen Few” (a book of poetry) and his poem ‘’Amsterdam“ has been set to music.
His folk music radio show “Songcatcher” with FMR of many
years is legendary as is his current weekly show “The Magic
Bus” on 567 Cape Talk.
Shiloh’s exuberant Love of music and stream of consciousness is woven into the DNA of the narrator and Chess teacher in this evocative fictional African story.
He lives in Onrus, near Cape Town, alongside his Matshana Tribal Arts Museum and Lodge.