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Author: Gillian. Slovo
ISBN: 0718129415
Pages: 608 pages
Publisher: London, Michael Joseph [; First Edition edition (1989)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
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e-Book Ties of Blood epub download

by Gillian. Slovo



In this book however Slovo it seems to me is trying to tell the story of the political struggle in South Africa during the twentieth century.

In this book however Slovo it seems to me is trying to tell the story of the political struggle in South Africa during the twentieth century. Slovo admits that her characters and plot lines are based on real events and people, and we can learn about the mix of black and white radicals in the struggle against apartheid, the difference in experience about what it was for a black and a white person to be fighting the state. According to her British Council web page: 'Writing, for Gillian Slovo, is best described as a process of interrogation into what happens when individual lives are caught up in political events.

Ties of Blood (1989). Gillian Slovo discusses Red Dust on the BBC World Book Club. Audio/Video recording of a talk by Gillian Slovo on "Human Rights and the Arts: Guantanamo in the Theater" at the University of Chicago

Ties of Blood (1989). Looking for Thelma (1991). Audio/Video recording of a talk by Gillian Slovo on "Human Rights and the Arts: Guantanamo in the Theater" at the University of Chicago. Interview of Gillian Slovo by Anthony Clare on BBC Radio 4's In the Psychiatrist's Chair (originally broadcast August 1997), based in part on her biography.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780380709021.

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Born in South Africa in 1952, before being exiled to England twelve years later, the writer Gillian Slovo is perhaps best known for her numerous novels set within South Africa. Slovo’s early novels, starting with her 1984 debut, Morbid Symptom, were often categorized as detective thrillers, and based around the character of Kate Baeier, a private detective and virtuoso saxophonist.

Novelist Gillian Slovo was born in 1952 in South Africa, the daughter of Joe Slovo, leader of the South African Communist party .

Novelist Gillian Slovo was born in 1952 in South Africa, the daughter of Joe Slovo, leader of the South African Communist party, and Ruth First, a journalist who was murdered in 1982. Gillian Slovo has lived in England since 1964, working as a writer, journalist and film producer. Her other novels include Ties of Blood (1989), The Betrayal (1991) and Red Dust (2000), a courtroom drama set in contemporary South Africa, which explores the effects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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1989) A novel by Gillian Slovo. Publisher's Weekly The struggle for freedom and equality in South Africa takes center stage in this hefty, sprawling novel of four generations of two South African matriarchies-the descendants, respectively, of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants and of a Xhosa chief.

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Don't be put off by the ridiculous comments in 'Editorial Reviews' on Amazon.com about this book, I quote:

'The political convictions of the protagonists, whose lack of dimension is exacerbated by wooden dialogue, seem merely pietistic. Failing to give life to her characters' conflicts, Slovo has failed to do justice to her subject.'

Slovo is not the most subtle of writers, but subtlety would defeat her purpose. She is trying to tell the truth. If you compare this book, for example with Coetzee's 'Disgrace', that contains all sorts of literary subtleties, but then it is addressing a multiplicity of issues all at the same time.

In this book however Slovo it seems to me is trying to tell the story of the political struggle in South Africa during the twentieth century. Slovo admits that her characters and plot lines are based on real events and people, and we can learn about the mix of black and white radicals in the struggle against apartheid, the difference in experience about what it was for a black and a white person to be fighting the state.

A number of years after writing this Slovo wrote a memoir about her family and this book, although fictional, can be read as a precursor, in that it details the stresses on family life imposed by a total commitment to revolutionary action.

Over and over again, the characters ask themselves, 'How committed am I?' and 'Can I cope with the cost of this commitment?'

According to her British Council web page:

'Writing, for Gillian Slovo, is best described as a process of interrogation into what happens when individual lives are caught up in political events.'
Sti
I read this book many years ago and it's one that has always stayed with me. One of the best books that I have ever read.