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A Revolutionary Woman

Fugard, Sheila

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ISBN 10: 0807611271 / ISBN 13: 9780807611272
Published by George Braziller, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: A Revolutionary Woman

Publisher: George Braziller, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Christina Ransome, a follower of Gandhi in South Africa before his departure, tries to protect a boy of mixed blood who has seduced a retarded Boer girl

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In a Boer village in Cape Province, South Africa, in the 1920s, a ``coloured'' boy who's been taught to dream beyond his possible life chances seduces a retarded Boer girl. This deed and its consequences are filtered through the mind of Christina Ransomethe ``revolutionary woman'' of the titlewhose eloquent reflections are shaped by her own political and sexual history. A disciple of Gandhi during his years in South Africa, a feminist with ambivalent feelings about the self-denial of Gandhi's wife, a woman betrayed by her Indian lover, Christina thrusts herself between the coloured boy she has tutored and the Boer men intent upon his destruction. Trying to ``hold out against the Goths and Vandals of history,'' she becomes the focal point of the racial and sexual tensions which pervade this deftly written novel. L.M. Lewis, Social Science Dept., Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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