Books set in South Africa (47)


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A Dry White Season

A Dry White Season by Andre Brink EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality. Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies—until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and... continue

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Agaat by Marlene Van Niekerk EN

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"I was immediately mesmerized . . . as brilliant as it is haunting." --Toni Morrison

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Benditos sean los muertos by Malla Nunn ES

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Country: Africa / Eswatini flag Swaziland
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Regresa el detective Emmanuel Cooper con esta poderosa novela sobre dos comunidades forzadas a enfrentarse entre sí después de un asesinato que deja al descubierto sus más íntimos secretos en la Sudáfrica del apartheid. «Un prodigio de destreza.» Kirkus Reviews «Absorbente. Soberbia.» Publishers Weekly El cadáver de Amahle, una hermosa joven zulú de 17 años, aparece en una ladera de los Montes Drakensberg, cubierto de flores, entre el poblado donde su padre es jefe tribal y la enorme granja de un blanco donde trabajaba. El detective Emmanuel Cooper y su ayudante Shabalala, también pertenecient... continue

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Blessed Are the Dead : An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery by Malla Nunn EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Eswatini flag Swaziland
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Detective Emmanuel Cooper returns to solve a darkly romantic mystery in this rich and complex novel by Malla Nunn, author of Let the Dead Lie and A Beautiful Place to Die. Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper returns in this powerful, atmospheric novel about two communities forced to confront each other after a murder that exposes their secret ties and forbidden desires in apartheid South Africa, by award-winning author Malla Nunn. The body of a beautiful seventeen-year-old Zulu girl, Amahle, is found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, halfway between her father’s... continue


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Circles in a Forest by Dalene Matthee EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Born and bred into the tawny magnificence of Africa, Saul would fight to save the vanishing world of his inheritance.

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Coconut

Coconut by Kopano Matlwa EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities. The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgi... continue

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Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
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The heroine in this actor's tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares egg and chips for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an "adventure" with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.

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Desgracia by J. M. Coetzee ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Considerada por muchos como la obra maestra de J.M.Coetzee hasta la fecha. Novela sobre la nueva Sudafrica y retrato de una sociedad en estado de violenta metamorfosis, esta obra aborda cuestiones politicas y personales con una hondura solo al alcance de los grandes.

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El conservador by Nadine Gordimer ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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La única idea que Mehring, un industrial cincuentón y aún atractivo para las mujeres, tiene por clara en su vida es la que debe conservar a toda costa su modo de vida. Ni su amante izquierdista, ni su hijo —un colegial presuntuoso que lleva pelo largo, consiguen socavar su convicción de que tiene el derecho inalienable a seguir en posesión de sus bienes. Y nadie parece cuestionarlo : ni los trabajadores negros que cuidan de su finca en el Transvaal, ni los indios que venden los productos de su tierra, ni los hacenderos boers que le consideran un simple aficionado en los asuntos del campo, ni l... continue