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My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience

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4.5/5 (5 valutazioni)
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515 pagine
8 ore
Pubblicato:
Mar 11, 2012
ISBN:
9780802193902
Formato:
Libro

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An essay collection that offers “a fascinating glimpse of post-apartheid South Africa” from the bestselling author of My Traitor’s Heart (The Sunday Times).
 
The Lion Sleeps Tonight is Rian Malan’s remarkable chronicle of South Africa’s halting steps and missteps, taken as blacks and whites try to build a new country. In the title story, Malan investigates the provenance of the world-famous song, recorded by Pete Seeger and REM among many others, which Malan traces back to a Zulu singer named Solomon Linda. He follows the trial of Winnie Mandela; he writes about the last Afrikaner, an old Boer woman who settled on the slopes of Mount Meru; he plunges into President Mbeki’s AIDS policies of the 1990s; and finally he tells the story of the Alcock brothers (sons of Neil and Creina whose heartbreaking story was told in My Traitor’s Heart), two white South Africans raised among the Zulu and fluent in their language and customs.
 
The twenty-one essays collected here, combined with Malan’s sardonic interstitial commentary, offer a brilliantly observed portrait of contemporary South Africa; “a grimly realistic picture of a nation clinging desperately to hope” (The Guardian).
Pubblicato:
Mar 11, 2012
ISBN:
9780802193902
Formato:
Libro

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  • (4/5)
    The author, Rian Malan, is a direct descendant of the first Nationalist PM of South Africa - the govenment who introduced the concept of apartheid. After 8 years exile in the USA, Malan returned to SA to face the paradox of his inberitance, his family history and his conscience - and he wrote this book about it all.
  • (4/5)
    extremely powerful and heart wrenching novel that i came upon with great apprehension and wound up being completley engulfed in its subject matter. a little bit dry and complex as far as diction is concerned at times but otherwise, wow.
  • (5/5)
    "I'm burned out and starving to death, so I'm just going to lay this all upon you and trust that you're a visionary reader, because the grand design, such as it is, is going to be hard for you to see..." And it is, believe me.