Imaginings Of Sand
A wonderful, extravagant book; a melting pot in which women's stories, black and white, young and old, marvelous fantasy and harsh political fact meet to create South Africa's answer to Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.
THE BOOK: A narrative counterpoint between two women, two South Africas. Kristien Muller returns from London to her homeland to fulfil a promise. Her grandmother lies on her deathbed unleashing a turmult of myth, legend and brute fact. Confronted by the realities of a land hurtling towards change, Kristien discovers that the present holds its own moments of savagery. A searing panorama of South Africa's experience, reminiscent in its political & imaginative scope of Marquez's One Hundred Years Of Solitude.
Praise for Imaginings Of Sand
The structure of the narrative is complex and risky. The theme is a defense of storytelling's ancient claim that the truth in lies may exceed the truth in factNew York Times