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From here to District Six: a South African memoir with new poetry, prose, and other Writings

Kester, Norman G.

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ISBN 10: 0968634206 / ISBN 13: 9780968634202
Published by District Six Press, Toronto, 2000
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" Written as an act of rage, passion and reconciliation, Norman G. Kester's writings blur traditional boundaries of prose and poetry, richly interweaving memory, storytelling and history. Travelling in between foreign but not unknown places--worlds, asylums, dreams and shifting urban and natural landscapes, his words are haunting, lyrical and painfully raw. Through letters, stories, eloquent imaginings and essays, this memoir is uniquely South African. It simply asks the question: who am I? A poetic tour de force of loss, hope and forgiveness, in which the poet reconciles his coloured family's anguished separation under apartheid and his maternal need to reclaim his lost African identity and emerging sexual desire. With a memorable foreword by South African Tseko Simon Nkoli." Usual library marks, else clean tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 21721

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Title: From here to District Six: a South African ...

Publisher: District Six Press, Toronto

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Ex-Library

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Written as an act of rage, passion and reconciliation, Norman G. Kester's writings blur traditional boundaries of prose and poetry, richly interweaving memory, storytelling and history. Travelling in between foreign but not unknown places--worlds, asylums, dreams and shifting urban and natural landscapes, his words are haunting, lyrical and painfully raw. Through letters, stories, eloquent imaginings and essays, this memoir is uniquely South African. It simply asks the question: who am I? A poetic tour de force of loss, hope and forgiveness, in which the poet reconciles his coloured family's anguished separation under apartheid and his maternal need to reclaim his lost African identity and emerging sexual desire. With a memorable foreword by South African Tseko Simon Nkoli.

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Born in Kimberley, South Africa and raised by a doting mother who was a factory worker and a father who worked for Debeers Mines as a painter, Norman G. Kester immigrated with his family to Canada in 1969. He is the editor and a major contributor to the groundbreaking 'Liberating Minds.' Educated at the universities of York and Western Ontario in Canada, he has been a vocal advocate for both social justice and intellectual freedom. Mr. Kester has read from his work in Canada and the United States, and his writings have appeared there in South Africa. He is at work on a collection of love poetry with postcolonial themes and the writer presently resides in Toronto.

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