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The rainy season : three lives in the new South Africa

Author: Maggie Messitt
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Rainy Season, a work of engaging literary journalism, introduces readers to the remote bushveld community of Rooiboklaagte and opens a window into the complicated reality of daily life in South Africa. The Rainy Season tells the stories of three generations in the Rainbow Nation one decade after its first democratic elections. This multi-threaded narrative follows Regina, a tapestry weaver in her sixties,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Messitt
ISBN: 9781609383275 1609383273
OCLC Number: 890080313
Description: xiii, 198 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Spring --
Summer --
Autumn --
Epilogue --
In the field.
Responsibility: Maggie Messitt.

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Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits a rural community caught between a traditional past and a western future, a racially charged history and a pseudo-democratic  Read more...

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