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The Resource Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane, (electronic resource)

Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane, (electronic resource)

Label
Electric fences : stories
Title
Electric fences
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Gugu Hlongwane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Electric Fences is a collection of short stories set in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. The stories highlight past and present divisions and atrocities; the dangers and superficialities of the apartheid system; as well as the effects of apartheid on characters who vacillate between conformity and resistance. The tensions in both past and present dispensations are not only between blacks and whites but also between blacks and Indians; men and women; teachers and students; and between working and middle to upper-middle classes. The collection explores the grey areas of apartheid: for instance, what happens when a black girl from the township attends a white private school and the repercussions of this transgression during the apartheid years. The transition to democracy is explored via characters who show both trepidation and excitement at the very thought of collapsing borders. However the stories set in the so-called new South Africa show the failure of the Rainbow Nation. There are more disappointments than successes in a South Africa that resembles the police and policed state of old. While the stories' characters are often overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the state machinery, there is hope evidenced by those who work against the grain to forge more humane societies."--
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Provided by publisher
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hlongwane, Gugu Dawn
Dewey number
C813/.6
LC call number
PR9199.4.H6325
LC item number
A6 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Short stories, Canadian
Label
Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Sweets shop -- The assignment -- In the dip -- Electric fences -- Lady Di's -- Forks and spoons -- Bodies beautiful -- Linda
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001906843
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781927494813
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016497789
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001906843
Label
Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Sweets shop -- The assignment -- In the dip -- Electric fences -- Lady Di's -- Forks and spoons -- Bodies beautiful -- Linda
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001906843
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781927494813
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016497789
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001906843

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