Agaat

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"I was immediately mesmerized...Its beauty matches its depth and her achievement is as brilliant as it is haunting." --Toni Morrison Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays...

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Agaat - Marlene Van Niekerk
pdf | 287 KB | English | Isbn: 0982569181 | Author: Marlene Van Niekerk | Release Date: 2010-04-27
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"I was immediately mesmerized...Its beauty matches its depth and her achievement is as brilliant as it is haunting." --Toni Morrison Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays the unique, forty-year relationship between Milla, a sixty-seven-year-old white woman, and her black maidservant turned caretaker, Agaat. In 1950s South Africa, life for white farmers was full of promise—young and newly married, Milla raised a son and created her own farm out of a swathe of Cape mountainside with Agaat by her side. By the 1990s, Milla’s family has fallen apart, the country she knew is on the brink of huge change, and all she has left are memories and her proud, contrary, yet affectionate guardian. With haunting, lyrical prose, Marlene van Niekerk creates a story about love and loyalty.
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#1 Agaat

Agaat Book Marlene Van Niekerk
  • Author : Marlene Van Niekerk
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-27
  • Total Pages : 630
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (198)

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"I was immediately mesmerized...Its beauty matches its depth and her achievement is as brilliant as it is haunting." --Toni Morrison Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays the unique, forty-year relationship between Milla, a sixty-seven-year-old white woman, and her black maidservant turned caretaker, Agaat. In 1950s South Africa, life for white farmers was full of promise—young and newly married, Milla raised a son and created her own farm out of a swathe of Cape mountainside with Agaat by her side. By the 1990s, Milla’s family has fallen apart, the country she knew is on the brink of huge change, and all she has left are memories and her proud, contrary, yet affectionate guardian. With haunting, lyrical prose, Marlene van Niekerk creates a story about love and loyalty.

#2 Agaat

Agaat Book Marlene van Niekerk
  • Author : Marlene van Niekerk
  • Publisher : Forlaget Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-16
  • Total Pages :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (287)

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Året er 1996, vi er i Sør-Afrika. Apartheidstaten har falt, men det nye landet har knapt tatt form. Ute på farmen er den sytti år gamle enken Milla de Wet langsomt i ferd med å dø. Hun kan verken snakke eller bevege seg. Den eneste som forstår de ørsmå tegnene hennes, er Agaat. Den eneste som får pleie henne, er Agaat. Etter et helt liv sammen står ingen hverandre nærmere enn de to. Men historien de deler, bærer også i seg hemmeligheter. Hemmeligheter som går ut over det tradisjonelle forholdet mellom herre og tjener. Hemmeligheter som går inn til kjernen av en familie – og inn til hjertet av en nasjon. Marlene van Niekerk er en av Sør-Afrikas fremste forfattere i dag. Da Agaat kom ut i hjemlandet i 2007, ble den hyllet som et mesterverk: en bred og kompleks familiehistorie, som samtidig tok opp i seg spenningene i den sørafrikanske samtidshistorien på et vis knapt noen roman hadde gjort før.

#3 Agaat

Agaat Book Marlene van Niekerk
  • Author : Marlene van Niekerk
  • Publisher : btb Verlag
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Total Pages : 816
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (295)

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Südafrika in den 90er Jahren: Milla Redelinghuys wartet auf den Tod. Durch ein Nervenleiden am ganzen Körper gelähmt, fällt es ihr schwer sich mittzueilen. Ihre schwarze Haushälterin Agaat ist bemüht, ihr jeden Wunsch von den Augen abzulesen. Doch Agaat lässt die zum Schweigen verdammte Milla auch ihre neu erworbene Macht über sie spüren. Und hat eine diebische Freude daran. Denn da ist der alte Groll über jene Frau, deren Sohn sie großzog, die ihr aber den Zugang zur Familie verwehrte. Und deren Ehemann alle drangsalierte. Zumindest darin sind sich die zwei Frauen einig. Und während Milla die letzten fünfzig Jahre Revue passieren lässt, loten die beiden die Grenzen ihrer Beziehung aus und nähern sich Stück für Stück einander an ...

#4 Democracy at Home in South Africa

Democracy at Home in South Africa Book Kerry Bystrom
  • Author : Kerry Bystrom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Total Pages : 205
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Review : (261)

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Focusing on aesthetic figuration diverse home spaces, modes of domestic life, and family histories, this book argues that depicting democracy as it unfolds literally at home presents a compelling portrait of the intimate and everyday aspects of change that can be overlooked by a focus on structural concerns in South Africa.

#5 South African Writing in Transition

South African Writing in Transition Book Rita Barnard,Andrew van der Vlies
  • Author : Rita Barnard,Andrew van der Vlies
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Total Pages : 304
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Review : (106)

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Bringing together leading and emerging scholars, this book asks the question: how has contemporary South African literature grappled with ideas of time and history during the political transition away from apartheid? Reading the work of major South African writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer and Ivan Vladislavic as well as contemporary crime fiction, South African Writing in Transition explores how concerns about time and temporality have shaped literary form across the country's literary culture. Establishing new connections between leading literary voices and lesser known works, the book explores themes of truth and reconciliation, disappointment and betrayal.

#6 Triomf

Triomf Book Marlene Van Niekerk
  • Author : Marlene Van Niekerk
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Release Date : 2005-03-29
  • Total Pages : 528
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (2)

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“A scatologocial black satire . . . Triomf may be the signal Afrikaans novel of the 1990s . . . A daring, vicious and hilarious flight of imagination” (The Washington Post). This is the story of the four inhabitants of 127 Martha Street in the poor white suburb of Triomf. Living on the ruins of old Sophiatown, the freehold township razed to the ground as a so-called “black spot,” they await with trepidation their country’s first democratic elections. It is a date that coincides fatefully with the fortieth birthday of Lambert, the oversexed misfit son of the house. There is also Treppie, master of misrule and family metaphysician; Pop, the angel of peace teetering on the brink of the grave; and Mol, the materfamilias in her eternal housecoat. Pestered on a daily basis by nosy neighbors, National Party canvassers and Jehovah’s Witnesses, defenseless against the big city towering over them like a vengeful dinosaur, they often resort to quoting to each other the only consolation that they know; we still have each other and a roof over our heads. Triomf relentlessly probes Afrikaner history and politics, revealing the bizarre and tragic effect that apartheid had on exactly the white underclass who were most supposed to benefit. It is also a seriously funny investigation of the human endeavor to make sense of life even under the most abject of circumstances. “South Africa as you’ve never seen it: a tale of incest and white trash. Funny, feisty, ferociously clever.” —Gillian Slovo, author of Ten Days “A world-class tragicomic novel, the kind of book that stabs at your heart while it has you rolling on the floor.” —The New York Times Book Review

#7 The Old Drift

The Old Drift Book Namwali Serpell
  • Author : Namwali Serpell
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Total Pages : 576
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (8)

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“A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage.”—Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Dwight Garner, The New York Times • The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Atlantic • BuzzFeed • Tordotcom • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage WINNER OF: The Arthur C. Clarke Award • The Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award • The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction • The Windham-Campbell Prizes for Fiction 1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond. As the generations pass, their lives—their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes—emerge through a panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. From a woman covered with hair and another plagued with endless tears, to forbidden love affairs and fiery political ones, to homegrown technological marvels like Afronauts, microdrones and viral vaccines, this gripping, unforgettable novel is a testament to our yearning to create and cross borders, and a meditation on the slow, grand passage of time. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Ray Bradbury Prize • Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize “An intimate, brainy, gleaming epic . . . This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times “A founding epic in the vein of Virgil’s Aeneid . . . though in its sprawling size, its flavor of picaresque comedy and its fusion of family lore with national politics it more resembles Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.”—The Wall Street Journal “A story that intertwines strangers into families, which we'll follow for a century, magic into everyday moments, and the story of a nation, Zambia.”—NPR

#8 Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction

Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction Book Greg Forter
  • Author : Greg Forter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-17
  • Total Pages : 256
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Review : (374)

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This bold and ambitious volume argues that postcolonial historical fiction offers readers valuable resources for thinking about history and the relationship between past and present. It shows how the genre's treatment of colonialism illustrates continuities between the colonial era and our own and how the genre distils from our colonial pasts the evanescent, utopian intimations of a properly postcolonial future. Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction arrives at these insights by juxtaposing novels from the Atlantic world with books from the Indian subcontinent. Attending to the links across these regions, the volume develops luminous readings of novels by Patrick Chamoiseau, J. G. Farrell, Amitav Ghosh, Marlon James, Hari Kunzru, Toni Morrison, Marlene van Niekerk, Arundhati Roy, Kamila Shamsie, and Barry Unsworth. It shows how these works not only transform our understanding of the colonial past and the futures that might issue from it, but also contribute to pressing debates in postcolonial theory—debates about the politics of literary forms, the links between cycles of capital accumulation and the emergence of new genres, the meaning of 'working through' traumas in the postcolonial context, the relationship between colonial and panoptical power, the continued salience of hybridity and mimicry for the study of colonialism, and the tension between national liberation struggles and transnational forms of solidarity. Beautifully written and meticulously theorized, Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction will be of interest to students of world literature, Marxist critics, postcolonial theorists, and thinkers of the utopian.

#9 Bad Behavior

Bad Behavior Book Mary Gaitskill
  • Author : Mary Gaitskill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Total Pages : 224
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (19)

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A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection. • Now a classic: Bad Behavior made critical waves when it first published, heralding Gaitskill’s arrival on the literary scene and her establishment as one of the sharpest, erotically charged, and audaciously funny writing talents of contemporary literature. Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times called it “Pinteresque,” saying, “Ms. Gaitskill writes with such authority, such radar-perfect detail, that she is able to make even the most extreme situations seem real… her reportorial candor, uncompromised by sentimentality or voyeuristic charm…underscores the strength of her debut.”