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The Resource The second coming of Mavala Shikongo, Peter Orner

The second coming of Mavala Shikongo, Peter Orner

Label
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo
Title
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo
Statement of responsibility
Peter Orner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Mavala Shikongo deserted them, the teachers at Goas weren't surprised. How could they be? She was too beautiful, too powerful, and too mysterious for their tiny, remote world. They had a thousand theories about their departed colleague and only one essential fact: she was a combat veteran of Namibia's brutal war for independence. She must have had something to hide - why else would she have endured the long days and cold nights at this threadbare boys' school, so deep in the veld that, the teachers say "even the baboons feel sorry for us"?" "So when Mavala returns to Goas their astonishment is genuine. In her arms is a baby son, and there is no mention of a husband. Awed by her boldness, the teachers try hard, once again, not to fall in love with her. They all fail, immediately and miserably, especially the American volunteer, Larry Kaplanski."
  • "This novel is a chronicle of longing in an arid place where people create an alternate, more fertile universe through the stories they tell one another. History is given a truly human voice."--Jacket
Summary
Having fought in Namibia's long war for independence against South Africa, Mavala Shikongo returns to her teaching position at an all-boys Catholic primary school deep in the country's grasslands and instantly captures the hearts of virtually all of her male co-workers. A first novel. 25,000 first printing
Storyline
Character
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144239
Cataloging source
UKM
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Orner, Peter
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women teachers
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Women teachers
  • Namibia
Target audience
adult
Label
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo, Peter Orner
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn123797618
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
311, 13 pages
Isbn
9780316066334
Lccn
2005024473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)123797618
Label
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo, Peter Orner
Publication
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
ocn123797618
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
311, 13 pages
Isbn
9780316066334
Lccn
2005024473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)123797618

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