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The naked song and other stories

Author: Mandla Langa
Publisher: Cape Town : David Philip, 1996.
Series: Africasouth new writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The stories here are snapshots along South Africa's via negativa, impressions drawn from the author's experience of political exile. They are fragmentary, anecdotal and idiosyncratic; animated by Langa's fascination with his characters and their various journeys from exile to the 'kingdom'. They are an attempt to explain some of the momentous events of our lives."--BOOK JACKET. "As in his other writings, Langa is  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mandla Langa
ISBN: 0864863136 9780864863133
OCLC Number: 36486081
Description: 147 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The dead men who lost their bones --
Chukwa --
Zizi --
Proud flesh --
A gathering of bald men --
The naked song --
There are virgins in the township --
The resurrection of the river artist.
Series Title: Africasouth new writing.
Other Titles: Naked song & other stories
Naked song
Responsibility: Mandla Langa.

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"The stories here are snapshots along South Africa's via negativa, impressions drawn from the author's experience of political exile. They are fragmentary, anecdotal and idiosyncratic; animated by Langa's fascination with his characters and their various journeys from exile to the 'kingdom'. They are an attempt to explain some of the momentous events of our lives."--BOOK JACKET. "As in his other writings, Langa is not afraid to confront human conflict, issues of sexuality and oppression, and - here - to try the sometimes shaky ground on which South Africa's new order is founded. If these are cautionary tales, however, then it is because Langa delights in humankind, and is as vigilant of its freedom as he is concerned with its true nature."--Jacket.

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