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You Can't Get Lost In Cape Town (Paperback) Loot Price: R216
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You Can't Get Lost In Cape Town (Paperback)

A. van der Merwe; Zoe Wicomb

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Never before published in South Africa, the ten interconnected stories of You Can’t Get Lost In Cape Town - presented here in a slightly revised edition - comprise one of the most distinguished works of South African literature. The book portrays a young coloured woman’s coming of age in apartheid South Africa, spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. The stories reflect the search of many coloured South Africans for identity in a harshly hierarchical society where white was held above coloured and coloured above black.

In a timeless narrative constructed of vivid episodes that span almost thirty years in the protagonist’s life, the book details Frieda Shenton’s coming of age as a woman; and as a writer. In telling Frieda’s story, Zoë Wicomb explores class, race, gender and culture.

It is only as Frieda finds the courage to tell her “terrible stories” - working through her tangled feelings for her family, her heritage, her country and her art - that she can at last begin to create her own place in a world where she has always felt herself an exile.


Imprint: Umuzi
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: June 2008
Editors: A. van der Merwe
Authors: Zoe Wicomb
Dimensions: 224 x 147 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 189
ISBN-13: 978-1-4152-0051-3
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4152-0051-3
Barcode: 9781415200513

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