: Ndebele (N.)

R 170.00
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229pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1983) 2015


Winner of the 1984 NOMA Award.

“His storytelling is full-fleshed and energetic: there are beautifully paced passages of dramatic confrontation where the tension and the complexity and depth of the exploration bring Dostoevsky or Knut Hamsun to mind. His great distinction is that he brings a vivacious, informed and original intellect to his tales ... Part of his task is to endow black life in our literature with a new reality, a new density and delicacy for the literate imagination – like wax instead of water – capable of carrying the impresses of meaning and intimate experience.” Lionel Abrahams, author of The Celibacy of Felix Greenspan

“Ndebele’s greatest strength here is his sense of the mysterious depths of the self” J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize laureate

Academic and writer Professor Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele is the former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg and Chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. His books include Rediscovery of the ordinary, essays on South African literature and culture and The Cry of Winnie Mandela, a novel.