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  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446466469
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

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.

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446466469
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

André Brink

Andre Brink (1935 - 2015) was one of South Africa's most prominent writers and is the author of several novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire,The Other Side of Silence and Philida. He has won South Africa's most important literay prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His last novel, Philida, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2012.

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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 fact

New York Times

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