A startling novel by the leading writer of the new South AfricaIn The Heart of Redness -- shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize -- Zakes Mda sets a story of South African village life against a notorious episode from the country's past. The result is a novel of great scope and deep human feeling, of passion and reconciliation.As the novel opens Camugu, who left for America dur...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Picador; First edition (August 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 526611
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reviews: To Bhonco, son of Ximiya, of the amaXhosa people of South Africa, redness connotes the backwardness of his ancestors. It refers to the red ochre "that women smear on their bodies and with which they also dye their isikhakha skirts". He strives to lea...
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