Between Two Worlds Pb by Tlali
  

Synopsis

Between Two Worlds Pb by Tlali

Set in Soweto, this is one of the most important novels of South Africa under apartheid. The novel depicts the life od an account typist in a large busy shop where most of the clientele are poor. The authors fine eye for detail provides an unrivaled sense of everyday life in the SOuth Africa of that time.

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Between Two Worlds is an important illustration of apartheid in 1960s South Africa. By telling the story of Muriel, a bookkeeper at an electronics and furniture store in Johannesburg, Tlali comments on the injustice of the Pass Laws, the Land Act, and other discriminatory legislation. The novel also traces the ethical dilemmas of someone employed in a system she loathes. Tlali elegantly weaves stories around the day to day life of Muriel showing her humour and her humanity in the face of dehumanizing circumstances. Anyone interested in gender issues, postcolonial theory, or questions of power will welcome this excellent new edition. Between Two Worlds is one of the most powerful, haunting, and ultimately liberating accounts written of apartheid South Africa. -- Laura Moss, University of British Columbia

Transparently honest. -- West Africa

About the Author

Miriam Tlali's other works include Amandla (Ravan Press, 1980) and Footprints in the Quag: Stories and Dialogues from Soweto (David Philip, 1989). She lives in Soweto, South Africa.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Tlali
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Publisher

Broadview Press Ltd

Publication date

1st October 2003

ISBN

9781551116051


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