This is one of the most interesting and articulate
human beings I've ever known.
I met Enn Kae on Twitter, of all things, however,
our friendship blossomed quickly.
His words, his use of language, is like poetry to me. Whenever I read something by him I find I get lost in the story, even if he's simply describing his childhood. This man has lived a lifetime in 36 years. This interview is longer than most, however, I urge you to read it through, you won't be disappointed.
Pressed Leaf Publishing is proud to introduce to you, Enn Kae, the Author of The Cull.
|From Zeek and the Hoodies|
Enn Kae was born in a small town in the north-west of England to immigrant parents. When he was 11, his family moved to live in Scotland. At the age of 21, after graduating with a Masters in English from Dundee University (he also studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a year), he left Scotland to live in England. He lived and worked there until 2012 when he left the damp isle for political and spiritual reasons. He has worked in many guises: office worker; car insurance salesman and, for the past 7 years, as an English teacher. He has taught one of the most vulnerable groups in Britain: socially disadvantaged young people at risk of exclusion. His stories evoke the sense of isolation and alienation that he encountered whilst growing up in the UK and they are also inspired by the kids he taught. He currently resides in The Netherlands with his partner and family of animals and he teaches English at a university in Rotterdam. He cites his main influences as African-American history and literature; Frantz Fanon; Noam Chomsky; Edward Said; Jean Baudrillard; Ayn Rand; William Blake and Prince, the musician