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Wicomb, Zoë

Overview
Works: 48 works in 144 publications in 8 languages and 3,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PR9369.3.W53, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Zoë Wicomb
You can't get lost in Cape Town by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town" is 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." Frieda Shenton, the daughter of Coloured parents in rural South Africa, is taught as a child to emulate whites: she is encouraged to learn correct English, to straighten her hair, and to do more than, as her father says, peg out the madam s washing. While still a self-conscious and overweight adolescent, Frieda is sent away from home to be among the first to integrate a prestigious Anglican high school in Cape Town, and finds herself in a city where racial lines are so strictly drawn that it is not possible to step out of one s place. At last, Frieda flees to England, only to return more than a decade later to a South Africa now in violent rebellion against apartheid but still, seemingly, without a place for her. It is only as Frieda finds the courage to tell her terrible stories that she at last begins to create her own place in a world where she has always felt herself an exile."
Playing in the light : a novel by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a beautifully rendered 1990s Cape Town, "Playing in the Light" revolves around Marion, a woman of Afrikaner background, who hates traveling but nonetheless runs a travel agency, and her complex relationship with Brenda, the first black woman she has ever employed
David's story by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of David Dirkse, a member of the South African liberation movement, his wife and his ancestors
October : a Novel by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her husband in Scotland, Mercia returns to her native South Africa only to find her family ravaged by alcoholism and secrets
The one that got away : short stories by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set mostly in Cape Town and Glasgow.... the twelve stories in this collection... explore a spectrum of human relationships: marriage, friendship, family ties, neighbours, and relations between those who serve and are served... characters include the adolescent girl Elsie, navigating between her new life in the city of Glasgow and her family's vexed history in South Africa, and Dot and Julie, a pair of friends once united by the colour of their skin and now discovering how time and marriage have divided their paths."--Publisher description
Octobre : roman by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du kan inte gå vilse i Kapstaden by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity and gender in South African writing : David's story and critical essays by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes of the ausable river valley by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Du kan inte gå vilse i Kapstaden by Zoë Wicomb( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When the train comes by Zoë Wicomb( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bessie Head e Zoë Wicomb : donne, meticce, scrittrici ; la loro vicenda e brani delle lore opere dal Sudafrica con rabbia e nostalgia( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Playing in the Light by Zoë Wicomb( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A trip to the Gifberge by Zoë Wicomb( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Another Story by Zoë Wicomb( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shame and identity : the case of the coloured in South Africa by Zoë Wicomb( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

N2 by Zoë Wicomb( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miradas cuentos sudafricanos by Zoë Wicomb( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In search of Tommie by Zoë Wicomb( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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David's story
Alternative Names
Wicomb, Zoë 1948-

Zoë Wicomb escritora sudafricana

Zoë Wicomb jihoafrická spisovatelka

Zoë Wicomb schrijfster uit Zuid-Afrika

Zoë Wicomb scrittrice e critica letteraria sudafricana

Zoë Wicomb sørafrikansk skribent

Zoë Wicomb South African author resident in Scotland

Zoë Wicomb südafrikanische Schriftstellerin

Zoë Wicomb sydafrikansk författare

Zoë Wicomb sydafrikansk skribent

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Playing in the light : a novelDavid's storyThe one that got away : short storiesScenes of the ausable river valley