The Resource You can't get lost in Cape Town, (ebook)

You can't get lost in Cape Town, (ebook)

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You can't get lost in Cape Town
Title
You can't get lost in Cape Town
Title variation
You can not get lost in Cape Town
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Language
eng
Summary
You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town is among the only works of fiction to explore the experience of "Coloured" citizens in apartheid-era South Africa, whose mixed heritage traps them, as Bharati Mukherjee wrote in the New York Times, "in the racial crucible of their country." Frieda Shenton, the daughter of Coloured parents in rural South Africa, is taught as a child to emulate whites: she is encouraged to learn correct English, to straighten her hair, and to do more than, as her father says, "peg out the madam's washing." While still a self-conscious and overweight adolescent, Frieda is sent away from home to be among the first to integrate a prestigious Anglican high school in Cape Town, and finds herself in a city where racial lines are so strictly drawn that it is not possible to step out of one's place. At last, Frieda flees to England, only to return more than a decade later to a South Africa now in violent rebellion against apartheid but still, seemingly, without a place for her. It is only as Frieda finds the courage to tell her terrible stories, that she at last begins to create her own place in a world where she has always felt herself an exile
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Midwest
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Wicomb, Zoèe
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The women writing Africa series
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  • Colored people (South Africa)
  • Young women
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
Target audience
adult
Label
You can't get lost in Cape Town, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781558619159
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861212
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remote
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11861212
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MWT11861212
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
You can't get lost in Cape Town, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781558619159
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861212
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861212
System control number
MWT11861212
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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