Tag Archive: post-apartheid

VERGING ON THE ABSURD: Ivan Vladislavić’s ‘The Folly’

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Ivan Vladislavić, The Folly (And Other Stories, 2015) By Lynnda Wardle There are only two plots in all of literature: you go on a journey, or the stranger comes to town. (attributed to… Continue reading

SMALL-TOWN SOUTH AFRICA: Colette Victor’s ‘What to Do with Lobsters in a Place like Klippiesfontein’

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Colette Victor, What to Do with Lobsters in a Place like Klippiesfontein (Cargo, 2015) By Lynnda Wardle Post-apartheid South Africa is not an easy setting for a novel. Writers feel bound somehow to tackle… Continue reading