Sharmilla, and Other Portraits

Sharmilla, and Other Portraits

by Elleke Boehmer
     
 

Featuring short stories that deliberately avoid references to the apartheid era, this literary collection introduces a new kind of South African literature about social transition. The edgy narratives follow a cast of characters, including a stadium manager, an AIDS patient, an office secretary, and displaced children, mothers, and domestic workers, as

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Overview

Featuring short stories that deliberately avoid references to the apartheid era, this literary collection introduces a new kind of South African literature about social transition. The edgy narratives follow a cast of characters, including a stadium manager, an AIDS patient, an office secretary, and displaced children, mothers, and domestic workers, as they cope with their situations. The result is a compelling cycle of radiant discoveries and secret undercurrents as the characters grope toward the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770098107
Publisher:
Jacana Media
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Elleke Boehmer teaches at the University of Oxford and is the author of several books, including Bloodlines, An Immaculate Figure, Nile Baby, and Screens against the Sky. She is also the author of the textbook Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures: Migrant Metaphors.

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