You Cant Get Lost in Cape Town Zoë Wicomb

ISBN: 9781558612259

Published: February 1st 2000


240 pages


You Cant Get Lost in Cape Town  by  Zoë Wicomb

You Cant Get Lost in Cape Town by Zoë Wicomb
February 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781558612259 | 8.80 Mb

Zoë Wicombs complex and deeply evocative fiction is among the most distinguished recent works of South African womens literature. It is also among the only works of fiction to explore the experience of Coloured citizens in apartheid-era South Africa, whose mixed heritage traps them, as Bharati Mukherjee wrote in the New York Times, in the racial crucible of their country.Wicomb deserves a wide American audience, on a part with Nadine Gordimer and J.M.Coetzee.

- Wall St. JournalWicomb is a gifted writer, and her compressed narratives work like brilliant splinters in the mind, suggesting a rich rhythm and shape.-Seattle Times[Wicombs] prose is vigorous, textured, lyrical. . . . [She] is a sophisticated storyteller who combines the open-endedness of contemporary fiction with the force of autobiography and the simplicity of family stories.-Bharati Mukherjee, New York Times Book ReviewFor course use in: African literature, African studies, growing up female, world literature, womens studiesZoe Wicomb was born in 1948 and raised in Namaquland, South Africa.

After 20 years voluntary exile, she returned to South Africa in 1991 to teach at the University of the Western Cape. She currently lives in Glasgow and teaches at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Marcia Wright is professor of history at Columbia University and a member of the executive committee for the Women Writing Africa series. Carol Sicherman is professor emerita of English at Lehman College, CUNY.

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