In the Heart of the Country

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Stifled by the torpor of colonial South Africa and trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial divide marks the end of a tenuous feudal peace. As she dreams madly of bloody revenge, Magda’s consciousness starts to drift and the line between fact and the workings of her excited imagination becomes blurred.

What follows is the fable of a woman’s passionate, obsessed and violent response to an Africa that will not heed her.

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Stifled by the torpor of colonial South Africa and trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial divide marks the end of a tenuous feudal peace. As she dreams madly of bloody revenge, Magda’s consciousness starts to drift and the line between fact and the workings of her excited imagination becomes blurred.

What follows is the fable of a woman’s passionate, obsessed and violent response to an Africa that will not heed her.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780099465942

Author

Coetzee, JM

Publisher

Vintage

Binding

Paperback

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