You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

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Zoë Wicomb's complex and deeply evocative fiction is among the most distinguished recent works of South African women's 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 ...

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Overview


Zoë Wicomb's complex and deeply evocative fiction is among the most distinguished recent works of South African women's 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. Journal

Wicomb is a gifted writer, and her compressed narratives work like brilliant splinters in the mind, suggesting a rich rhythm and shape."-Seattle Times

"[Wicomb's] 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 Review

For course use in: African literature, African studies, growing up female, world literature, women's studies

Zoe 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558612259
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Series: Women Writing Africa Series
  • Edition description: 1ST FEMINI
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 509,430
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2000

    Received a Great Review from Andre Brink

    In his book, Reinventing a Continent, which is a compilation of essays by Andre Brink (with an introduction by Nelson Mandela), Brink remarks that this is an excellent book. Unfortunately, I have to order it and wait since I'm in the US. I am reminded that it takes time for international books to come across to us in the States. So, I am looking forward to reading this novel by a well-praised South African writer. It's true in a way--you can't get lost in Cape Town (certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world). Table Mountain is so huge, all you need to do is orient yourself to that and the sun, and there you are!

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