Coverart for item
The Resource Burning the grass : at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011, Wojciech Jagielski ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Burning the grass : at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011, Wojciech Jagielski ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Label
Burning the grass : at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011
Title
Burning the grass
Title remainder
at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011
Statement of responsibility
Wojciech Jagielski ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
In the great modern narrative nonfiction tradition of Ryszard Kapu ci ski, "Burning the Grass" is a literary masterpiece of true crime based on the April 2010 murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche, firebrand leader of the far-right AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging--the Afrikaner Resistance Movement), who espoused white Afrikaner rule even as it was ending in South Africa. It tells a universal story of small-town life where every face is familiar and people's immediate experience is hardly touched by national trends or ideologies. Jagielski intrudes on the intimate lives of the inhabitants to give us writing that jumps off the page for its immediacy, scope, and ambition. Never before has there been a book about South Africa like this. A white Afrikaner runs the Blue Crane Tavern on the outskirts of Ventersdorp that caters to blacks, a failing enterprise that he clings to obstinately. A black African is a local politician from the township of Tshing who commutes to the Town Hall in the white town as an advisor to the local government, but who is never asked for his advice. Everyone knows Eugene Terre'Blanche--for his cruelty to the workers on his farm as much as for his leadership of the AWB. The Boardman family--outcasts for being of British descent in an Afrikaner world--are at the center of Jagielski's story, a family that is ostracized almost equally by their black and white neighbors. Like Janet Malcolm in her true-crime narratives, or even Truman Capote in "In Cold Blood," Jagielski uses death to enter into life, keeping our faces close enough to the pulse of it to let us smell the blood and know it as our own."
Member of
Summary
Burning the Grass tells the story of the April 2010 murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche, firebrand leader of the far-right AWB (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging--the Afrikaner Resistance Movement), who espoused white Afrikaner rule even as it was ending in South Africa
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457150
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jagielski, Wojciech
Dewey number
968.065
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Polish
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lloyd-Jones, Antonia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terre Blanche, Eugène N
  • Politicians
  • Afrikaners
  • Racism
  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
  • Terre Blanche, Eugène N
  • Afrikaners
  • Apartheid
  • Ethnic relations
  • Politicians
  • Racism
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011
Label
Burning the grass : at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011, Wojciech Jagielski ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Polish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904459853
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781609806477
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015017972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904459853
Label
Burning the grass : at the heart of change in South Africa, 1990-2011, Wojciech Jagielski ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Publication
Note
Translated from the Polish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904459853
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781609806477
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015017972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904459853

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...