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The Resource Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane

Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane

Label
Electric fences : stories
Title
Electric fences
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Gugu Hlongwane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hlongwane, Gugu Dawn
Dewey number
C813/.6
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.H6325
LC item number
A6 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, Black
  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
  • Apartheid
  • Social conditions
  • Women, Black
  • South Africa
  • FICTION / General
Label
Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sweets shop -- The assignment -- In the dip -- Electric fences -- Lady Di's -- Forks and spoons -- Bodies beautiful -- Linda
Control code
1020319377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (119 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781988449104
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portrait.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020319377
Label
Electric fences : stories, Gugu Hlongwane
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sweets shop -- The assignment -- In the dip -- Electric fences -- Lady Di's -- Forks and spoons -- Bodies beautiful -- Linda
Control code
1020319377
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (119 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781988449104
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portrait.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020319377

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