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The heart of redness, Zakes Mda

Label
The heart of redness
Title
The heart of redness
Statement of responsibility
Zakes Mda
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Heart of Redness -- shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize -- Zakes Mda sets a story of South African village life against a notorious episode from the country's past. The result is a novel of great scope and deep human feeling, of passion and reconciliation. As the novel opens Camugu, who left for America during apartheid, has returned to Johannesburg. Disillusioned by the problems of the new democracy, he follows his "famous lust" to Qolorha on the remote Eastern Cape. There in the nineteenth century a teenage prophetess named Nonqawuse commanded the Xhosa people to kill their cattle and burn their crops, promising that once they did so the spirits of their ancestors would rise and drive the occupying English into the ocean. The failed prophecy split the Xhosa into Believers and Unbelievers, dividing brother from brother, wife from husband, with devastating consequences. One hundred fifty years later, the two groups' descendants are at odds over plans to build a vast casino and tourist resort in the village, and Camugu is soon drawn into their heritage and their future -- and into a bizarre love triangle as well
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Summary
In a new novel by one of the premier writers of the "new" South Africa, an exile returns from America--where he fled during the apartheid regime--to find his newly democratic country in a shambles. 15,000 first printing
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Africa: Best Book, 2001.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069032
Cataloging source
Uk
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Mda, Zakes
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Oxford Southern African fiction
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  • Prophecies
  • Eastern Cape (South Africa)
  • Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Target audience
general
Label
The heart of redness, Zakes Mda
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Southern African fiction.....on cover
  • Fourth impression in 2001
Control code
000022993713
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780312421748
Lccn
2001321469
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)45692949
Label
The heart of redness, Zakes Mda
Publication
Note
  • Southern African fiction.....on cover
  • Fourth impression in 2001
Control code
000022993713
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780312421748
Lccn
2001321469
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)45692949

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