Imaginings of Sand by Andre Brink
A wonderful, extravagant book; a melting pot in which women's stories, black and white, young and old, marvelous fantasy and harsh political fact meet to create South Africa's answer to Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.
A narrative counterpoint between two women, two South Africas. Kristien Muller returns from London to her homeland to fulfil a promise. Her grandmother lies on her deathbed unleashing a tumult of myth, legend and brute fact. Confronted by the realities of a land hurtling towards change, Kristien discovers that the present holds its own moments of savagery.
A searing panorama of South Africa's experience, reminiscent in its political & imaginative scope of Marquez's One Hundred Years Of Solitude.
Paperback | 368 pages
129 x 198 x 23mm | 255g
10 Feb 1997
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and obvious creasing near the spine, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged, with very minimal (barely visible) creasing. The first page has a small tear at the top, no other tearing in the book. A previous owner has written their name in pencil at the top of the first page. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An old and aged but solid and clean copy.