[Ebook] ↠ Rumours Of Rain Author André Brink – Writerscompany.co.uk

Rumours Of Rain Another life changing book that I read in my youth, in a country that was, at the time, torn to shreds by Apartheid If I remember correctly, the book may have been banned for a time making it evenexciting to read.I plan to re read it so as to ob Well written, complex, shocking at times, engaging A very intimate look into South Africa, during apartheid, from an unsympathetic Afrikaner s point of view The narrative unfolds slowly, but it s well worth the time and effort Highly recommend. Winter In South Africa A Time Of Searing Drought, Angry Stirrings In Soweto, And The Shadow Of The Angolan Conflict Cast Across The Scorched Bush Martin Mynhardt, A Wealthy Afrikaner, Plans A Weekend At His Old Family Farm But His Visit Coincides With A Time Of Crisis In His Personal Life In A Few Days, The Security Of A Lifetime Is Destroyed And Mynhardt Is Left To Face The Wreckage Of His Future Source Back Cover And with this book, the 1978 Booker shortlist ends with a whimper This started out promising, but it soon became tiresome Fundamentally, I just don t think it s properly a novel In 1978 the fashion for novels as moral and historical edification was perhaps not what it has become now, but I did read it now, and I am heartily tired of this mode One comes away from this book thinking that the message appears to be that apartheid is bad, and so is the war with Angola Again, perhaps this was a m And with this book, the 1978 Booker shortlist ends with a whimper This started out promising, but it soon became tiresome Fundamentally, I just don t think it s properly a novel In 1978 the fashion for novels as moral and historical edification was perhaps not what it has become now, but I did read it now, and I am heartily tired of this mode One comes away from this book thinking that the message appears to be that apartheid is bad, and so is the war with Angola Again, perhaps this was anecessary message in 1978 than it is now, but I was convinced of this before I have to say this was a really hard read because I had such an early dislike for the main character not that one was supposed to feel that way but it was the nature of the person A historical perspective that I have never experienced and I feel I learned an incredible amount by reading. 3.5 starsThoughts to come Die korrupsie in die Apartheidregering word in die boek as fiksie aangebied en die leser moet kies tussen twee uiterste karakters met geen middeweg nie n Insiggewende boek Letterkunde, en spesifiek di van die Sestigers, was die enigste publikasies waarin protes teen n stelsel aangebied kon word in die Apartheidsjare Ander publikasies, soos koerante was verbied om dit te doen Sommige verhale was feite in fiksie formaat en so versprei aan A great South African novel Very crafty, with great dialogue and plot construction The hero is not a likeable guy, but one sees a very important world through his eyes and his senses and his distorted cultural and political thinking Very important look at the seventies in the country a crucial period.The prose is very how shall I describe it without using a cliche I can t so it s spare and robust The descriptions of the African countryside and the weather and the horizon are all won A great South African novel Very crafty, with great dialogue There comes a day when, for the first time, violence is used not because it is unavoidable but because it is easier There comes a day when, for the first time, a leader is allowed to promote his own interests simply because he happens to be the leader There comes a day when, for the first time, the weak one is exploited, not in ignorance but because he cannot offer resistance There comes a day when, for the first time, a verdict in a court case is given, not on the basis of what is right but There comes a day when, for the first time, violence is used not because it is unavoidable but because it is easier There comes a day when, for the first time, a leader is allowed to promote his own interests simply because he happens to be the leader There comes a day when, for the first time, the weak one is exploited, not in ignorance but because he cannot offer resistance There comes a day when, for the first time, a verdict in a court case is given, not on the basis of what is right but on the basis of what is expedient This long and angry dispatch from the heart of apartheid South Africa can be an oppressive read, though for understandable reasons Le I rate Rumours of Rain very highly I confess, though, that I haven t read any Gordimer, and very little Coetzee, so this view of South African apartheid has probably been very well fictionalised factionalised elsewhere It s unusual to come across a story where from start to finish, the narrator, our eyes and ears, is the most reviled character Once I had a true feel for Martin Mynhardt as apologist for the spurious justification of apartheid I felt, as reader, actively engaged in seeing throu I rate Rumours of Rain very highly I confes

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