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Inhaltsangabe: With the publication in South Africa of Kafka's Curse, the prize-winning poet Achmat Dangor joined the ranks of first-rate literary writers--Gordimer, Brink, Breytenbach, and Coetzee among them--to come out of South Africa.
Brilliantly conceived and powerfully evoked, Kafka's Curse is a modern reinterpretation of the Arabic legend of the gardener who loves a princess and, for his transgression, is transformed into a tree. Reset in South Africa as apartheid was coming undone, this is the story of the Khan family, who are both "colored" and Muslim. When Oscar Khan, a budding architect, dares to pursue a woman outside his race and to change his religious identity, he commits a sin and must be punished. His unforgiving brother, a post-apartheid politician, tries to come to terms with Oscar's apostasy but will himself betray both his principles and his family when he falls in love with Amina, a beautiful and spirited psychotherapist.
Kafka's Curse is both part of the tradition of politically charged South African fiction and a bold departure that makes us see that nation as we never have before. Imbued with a timely resonance even as it is narrated with the lyric and imagistic intensity of magic realism, it announces the arrival of Achmat Dangor in the forefront of contemporary literary novelists.
"Dangor writes lyrical...beautiful prose. Kafka's Curse is....full of cries that go on ringing in the head." -- The New York Times Book Review
From the award-winning South African poet Achmat Dangor, an extraordinary American debut and an imaginative reinterpretation of an old Arabic fairy tale unfolds in five magical narratives set in post-apartheid South Africa.
Kafka's Curse is the story of Oscar Kahn (born Omar Khan), a "colored" Muslim architect passing as a Jewish man, married to a white woman, who eventually experiences a mysterious physical transformation, the likes of which no one can explain. As his brother Malik, a politician firmly rooted in Islam, tries to come to terms with his brother's betrayal, he abandons both his principles and his family when he falls in love with Amina, Omar's beautiful psychotherapist. With the hauntingly lyrical and rich allegory of Kafka's Curse, Achmat Dangor commands a position at the forefront of contemporary literature.
Buchbeschreibung Kwela Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1 Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP69056222
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Buchbeschreibung Kwela Books, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. wraps are shelf rubbed. tanning, foxing and marks. well bound. fairly good copy.[S.K]. Buchnummer des Verkäufers bgep
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Buchbeschreibung Kwela, Cape Town, 1997. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. First Edition. True South African 1st edition 1st printing paperback original in fine unread condition, no inscriptions. His second short story collection. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000047
Buchbeschreibung Kwela Books, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0795700547