You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558612259
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Series: Women Writing Africa Series
Edition description: 1ST FEMINI
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 947,377
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

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You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JoyE on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I read this in college--great book, unique writing voice.
herschelian on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Under the cruel restrictions of apartheid, the personal and the political became inextricably linked. This book is written as a series of linking short stories telling how a young coloured girl from the provinces comes to CapeTown and gets a university degree. As a result she is able to leave South Africa and live abroad but eventually returns to her land and her folk.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!