The Resource David's story, (electronic resource)

David's story, (electronic resource)

Label
David's story
Title
David's story
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1987 publication of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town won Zoë Wicomb an international readership and wide critical acclaim. As richly imagined and stylistically innovative as Wicomb's debut work, David's Story is a mesmerizing novel, multilayered and multivoiced, at times elegiac, wry, and expansive. Unfolding in South Africa at the moment of Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1991, the novel explores the life and vision of David Dirkse, part of the underground world of activists, spies, and saboteurs in the liberation movement--a world seldom revealed to outsiders. With "time to think" after the unbanning of the movement, David is researching his roots in the history of the mixed-race "Coloured" people of South Africa and of their antecedents among the indigenous people and early colonial settlers. But David soon learns that he is on a hit list, and, caught in a web of betrayal and surveillance, he is forced to rethink his role in the struggle for "nonracial democracy," the loyalty of his "comrades," and his own conceptions of freedom. Through voices and stories of David and the women who surround him--responding to, illuminating, and sometimes contradicting one another--Wicomb offers a moving exploration of the nature of political vision, memory, and truth
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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Wicomb, Zoèe
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The women writing Africa series
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  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Political activists
  • Electronic books
  • South Africa
  • Political fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
David's story, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11858869
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11858869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11858869
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858869
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
David's story, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11858869
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11858869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11858869
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11858869
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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