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Mafeking road and other stories

Author: Herman Charles Bosman
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books : Distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Archipelago books edView all editions and formats
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The pacing and perspective of Bosman's tales-framed as told by the perfectly named character Oom Schalk Laurens-are unlike anything else in English. As these 21 fable-like stories of hard luck on the veld unfold, a captivating picture of an intimate, then vanishing (and now vanished) world unfolds. The closest comparison may be Robert Frost poems or Bob Dylan songs.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Charles Bosman
ISBN: 9780979333064 0979333067
OCLC Number: 182529253
Description: 201 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Starlight on the Veld --
Willem Prinsloo's peach brandy --
In the withaak's shade --
Ox-wagons on trek --
The music maker --
Marico scandal --
The love potion --
Makapan's caves --Yellow moepels --
Bechuanan interlude --
Brown mamba --
Dream by the bluegums --
The gramophone --The prophet --
Drieka and the moon --
Mampoer --
The widow --
Veld maiden --
The rooinek --
Splendours from Ramoutsa.
Responsibility: Herman Charles Bosman.
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The pacing and perspective of Bosman's tales-framed as told by the perfectly named character Oom Schalk Laurens-are unlike anything else in English. As these 21 fable-like stories of hard luck on the veld unfold, a captivating picture of an intimate, then vanishing (and now vanished) world unfolds. The closest comparison may be Robert Frost poems or Bob Dylan songs.

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