Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 166

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566564526

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 2

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Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night

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“Sindiwe Magona’s Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night rips away apartheid’s shroud which hovers over lives, loves and losses of South African women with a ferocity that is both startling and enlightening…[It] is a riveting look at the triumph of will and spirit in the face of apartheid’s dehumanization. Magona has given us endearing characters and probing stories that are as authoritative as they are unforgettable.” – Quarterly Black Review of Books

About this book

Sindiwe Magona's superb collection of short stories brings a full range of South African women's experience brilliantly to light.

From the village mother leaving her children to work; the maid in service to the white medem; the black child raped and murdered, Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night is at once tragic, triumphant, humorous, and sharp, but above all forcefully empowering.

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About the author

Sindiwe Magona is the author of Forced to Grow and Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night, also published by Interlink.

Reviews

“Sindiwe Magona’s Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night rips away apartheid’s shroud which hovers over lives, loves and losses of South African women with a ferocity that is both startling and enlightening…[It] is a riveting look at the triumph of will and spirit in the face of apartheid’s dehumanization. Magona has given us endearing characters and probing stories that are as authoritative as they are unforgettable.” – Quarterly Black Review of Books

“This collection is a forceful document of injustices. The voices that emerge are elegant and moving in their simplicity…Magona is a storyteller centered in her power, convinced of the universal relevance of what she sees. The effect is felt like the strong South African sun, each story’s momentum like the pounding of a drum.” – Booklist

Additional information

Author

Magona, Sindiwe

Edition

2

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

166

Type

PB

Author Home

South Africa

Format

5"å_"å x 8"å

Reviews

"Sindiwe Magona's Living , Loving and Lying Awake at Night rips away apartheid's shroud which hovers over lives , loves and losses of South African women with a ferocity that is both startling and enlightening…[It] is a riveting look at the triumph of will and spirit in the face of apartheid's dehumanization. Magona has given us endearing characters and probing stories that are as authoritative as they are unforgettable." – Quarterly Black Review of Books "This collection is a forceful document of injustices. The voices that emerge are elegant and moving in their simplicity…Magona is a storyteller centered in her power , convinced of the universal relevance of what she sees. The effect is felt like the strong South African sun , each story's momentum like the pounding of a drum." – Booklist

MainReview

"Sindiwe Magona's Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night rips away apartheid's shroud which hovers over lives, loves and losses of South African women with a ferocity that is both startling and enlightening…[It] is a riveting look at the triumph of will and spirit in the face of apartheid's dehumanization. Magona has given us endearing characters and probing stories that are as authoritative as they are unforgettable." – Quarterly Black Review of Books