Lewis Nkosi Underground People

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Underground People

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9780795701504: Underground People

Cornelius Molapo, an urban dandy, poet, dancer, and political orator, becomes the leader of the South African National Liberation Movement in this work of fiction that exposes the underside of a fictional revolutionary movement in the last years of apartheid. Ordered to lead a peasant uprising in remote Tabanyane, Cornelius becomes a pawn in a much bigger political game. This reluctant leader disappears, but returns as a dedicated revolutionary who would choose death over defeat. In energetic and crafted language, this story brings elements of a political thriller into a sophisticated human drama.

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Lewis Nkosi has taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Zambia. He is the author of Mating Birds.

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This is one of the best books to have come out of South Africa in recent times.... This absorbingly fine novel is a leafed score of reflection and sardonic wit, as well as a gripping page turner. --South African Sunday Times

Nkosi s is a voice that needs to be heard. --Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Nkosi s is a voice that needs to be heard. --Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Book Description Kwela Books, South Africa, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Cornelius Molapo - urban dandy, poet, dancer, fiery but fickle political orator - is not the first person you d choose to lead the revolution. And no one is more surprised than Corny when he s approached by the National Liberation Movement and ordered to lead a peasant uprising in remote Tabanyane - right now, Little does Cornelius suspect that he is a pawn in a much bigger political game: the NLM has its own reasons for deploying this reluctant revolutionary.His sudden disappearance mystifies friends, loved ones, and ultimately the international community - it s assumed that he s been abducted by the police, or worse. Expatriate Anthony Ferguson is dispatched to South Africa by a human rights organisation to investigate. But the emotions stirred up by his return, and the reunion with his decadent, bewitching sister Hazel, distract Anthony from his quest for the seemingly harmless Cornelius. And by the time the two cross paths, Cornelius Molapo is harmless no more .Nkosi takes us to mansions and mountain hideouts, where we meet a dazzling variety of characters; serene Princess Madi of the Tabanyane royal house, Kristina the small-town temptress and Joe Bulane, the sinister Central Committee man. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9780795701504

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Book Description Kwela Books, South Africa, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Cornelius Molapo - urban dandy, poet, dancer, fiery but fickle political orator - is not the first person you d choose to lead the revolution. And no one is more surprised than Corny when he s approached by the National Liberation Movement and ordered to lead a peasant uprising in remote Tabanyane - right now, Little does Cornelius suspect that he is a pawn in a much bigger political game: the NLM has its own reasons for deploying this reluctant revolutionary.His sudden disappearance mystifies friends, loved ones, and ultimately the international community - it s assumed that he s been abducted by the police, or worse. Expatriate Anthony Ferguson is dispatched to South Africa by a human rights organisation to investigate. But the emotions stirred up by his return, and the reunion with his decadent, bewitching sister Hazel, distract Anthony from his quest for the seemingly harmless Cornelius. And by the time the two cross paths, Cornelius Molapo is harmless no more .Nkosi takes us to mansions and mountain hideouts, where we meet a dazzling variety of characters; serene Princess Madi of the Tabanyane royal house, Kristina the small-town temptress and Joe Bulane, the sinister Central Committee man. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9780795701504

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