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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety--in search of meaning, and of love. In a graveyard outside the walls of Old Delhi, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet...
Featuring essays originally published in La Nouvelle Revue Française, this collection clearly demonstrates why Maurice Blanchot was a key figure in exploring the relation between literature and philosophy.
Cultured Violence" explores contemporary South African culture as a test case for the achievement of democracy by constitutional means in the wake of prolonged and violent conflict. The book addresses key ethical issues, normally addressed from within the discourses of law, the social sciences, and health sciences, through narrative analysis...
When a naked body is washed up on the rocks in Port Victoria, Mendi Mkhize, former freedom fighter now diminished to magistrate, is sent to investigate. He finds himself amongst an untame cast of mavericks - Dom Marais, enigmatic custodian of southern Africa's finest marijuana crop; Bob Peace, late-night deejay on the ineptly named Radio Freedom; and Breakdown, the vagrant who confuses everything by admitting to the murder.
From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity.As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America
London television producer Harry Silver confronts life in a "blended family," dealing with his new wife Cyd, struggling to be a decent father to his son, Pat, and stepfather to Cyd's daughter, Peggy, both of whom will be living with him and Cyd.
A Jewish family splintered across time and generations to remote corners of the world, from the Polish village of Sharabka, to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and the United States, is the subject of this debut novel
A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on a period in the seventies when, the biographer senses, Coetzee was 'finding his feet as a writer'.
A somewhat regular village girl of exquisite beauty, Ngozi Akachi is haunted by the strange storm that ravages her village on the night of her birth, a story her mother would tell her repeatedly. After suffering various abuses by members of her family, she is sent to Lagos to live with an uncle.