This Place I Call Home

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African Books Collective, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 144 pages
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Ten stories. Ten voices. Ten diverse perspectives of what home has meant to South Africans that countrys challenging history. In this thought provoking collection we are drawn into the lives of others. From an old widower who seems content on the outside but feels that his world is unravelling in the new South Africa, to an immigrant who has fled racial persecution in 1930s Europe and now finds himself on a barren sheep farm in the Karoo, to a Polokwane teacher confronted with the moral dilemma of xenophobic sentiments in her township, This Place I Call Home, leaves the reader deeply aware of local realities. Even though these powerful stories are often characterised by hardship and personal loss, one cannot help but emerge inspired by the tenacity of the human spirit and the resilience of South African people.
  

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Contents

A HIJACK STORY
9
THE LEOPARD HUNTER
13
HOTTENTOT VENUS GIRL
28
THE HOLIDAY
34
EXILE
58
A SEA POINT WIDOWER SPEAKS
71
THE RED EARTH
80
THE DICTIONARY
92
THE MANGO TREE
109
BUT THIS PLACE IS MY HOME
125
Back Cover
149
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