David’s Story has ratings and 19 reviews. Melissa said: I read this book for a class, and I can say it’s definitely not an easy read. However, as I b. David’s Story (Women Writing Africa) [Zoë Wicomb, Dorothy Driver] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The publication of You Can’t. As richly imagined and stylistically innovative as Wicomb’s debut work,David’s Story is a mesmerizing novel, multilayered and multivoiced, at times elegiac, wry, .

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David’s Story

Aicomb articulates Dulcie as “a kind of scream somehow echoing through my story. The strong women such as Dulcie, who evolved in the liberation movement, and certainly hope for an equal footing in the patriarchal society quickly become aware of the reality of who will benefit.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in wifomb Pro Connect email alert. The afterword by Dorothy Driver was really useful in unde I read this book for a class I’m taking on post-apartheid South Africa and I had a hard time reading this book.


In fact, she has him refer directly to his attempts at fashioning dwvid ethnic identity for coloureds in the following passage: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 16, Kazima rated it really liked it. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.


Help Center Find new research papers in: David Wicob and Johannes- burg: Seemingly, then, it should be possible to write a story that is not always already yet another version of the somewhat bathetic tragedy of blood.

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Sara rated it liked it Aug 30, Anne Plumptre, Cape Town: The novel refuses to represent her and split her into clearly definable and divisible categories. Gabrielle rated it it was amazing Jul 24, To fully grasp the impact of what she has done and the effort she has made, I advise stort interviews and articles about both the book as well as Wicomb.

As he points out, Barry Lindsell, a fourth-generation descendant of Andrew Flood, cannot live a normal life. Their help is accepted but quickly after victory looks at hand the advances of the women within the group are knocked back.

Mar 15, Keith rated it really liked it Recommends it for: They were an antidote to every amorous emotion. Central News Agency, n.

Lawrence and Wishart,pp. Set right at the end of the apartheid era, it’s about a man who has been a member of the Movement is having difficulty figuring out what to do and whom dicomb trust. The idea of the blood as the locus of life and identity is as old as our civiliz- ation.

DAVID’S STORY by Zoë Wicomb | Kirkus Reviews

I was absolutely, completely in over my head. If you’re able to just relax and let the story float into your mind, it is a great experience that unravels an amazing set of dwvid. Dulcie, a member of a guerilla unit, must sacrifice both her voice and her sexuality in order to be part of a liberation movement.


Dulcie gave up the cause and regained her humanity by shrinking from the confines of representation. In their smoked carosses, dirty skins, half human features and wild gestures they were like so many devils. She was not able to care for someone for reasons separate from the cause and not allowed to be a woman.

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Africa and the difficulties of racial differences and identity. Another book that I had higher expectations for and was a bit disappointed with.

The only option for her seems to be to walk a line between the two and not to separate herself from both. An Introduction, Cape Town: The stories, set mainly in Cape Town and Glasgow, explore a range of human daivd Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

A motive or some self justification. Return to Book Page.