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When expatriate Afrikaner Kristien Müller hears of her grandmother's impending death she ends her self imposed exile in London and returns to the South Africa she thought she'd escaped But irrevocable change is sweeping the land and reality itself seems to be in flux as the country st. So Andr Brink has died I arranged a workshop with him in Stavanger in the nineites and I dared to compare his landscape wirting to Wilbur Smith s I shouldn t have done that For most people Brink s most important book was Dry White Season but for me none of them beat Imaginings of Sand I consider it one of the five best books I ve ever read RIP Andr

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SandkasteleImaginings of Sand

Ages its first democratic elections Kristien's Ouma Kristina herself is dying because of the upheavals a terrorist attack on her isolated mansion has terminally injured her As Kristien keeps vigil by her grandmother's sickbed Ouma tells Kristien stories of nine generations of women in. Good Naturally as it is a BrinkBut somehow I did not like this as much as many other novels by him Perhaps the anti apartheid content in his stories spoke to me better The theme was present here also but not that strongly as in his powerful books I really need to read some other recent book to verify this Anyway A good novel worth reading

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The family stories in which myth and reality blur in which legend and brute fact are confused in which magic treachery farce and heroism are the stuff of the day to day Imaginings of Sand is the passionate tale of a nation discovering itself and of the women who pioneered that discover. Here Brink tries to be a female narrator with the bizarre idea of a woman who keeps her sanitary towels in a room after use It comes down to a woman looking back over her life from herself to her grandmother and her mother and back again


9 thoughts on “SandkasteleImaginings of Sand

  1. says:

    I am the biggest Brink Fan on the planet He is my favourite author so I am biased with all of his work Don't expect a balanced review from me As with all Brinks work the backdrop is apartheid South Africa and the stuggles of white and black alike

  2. says:

    I admit I had trouble with it at the beginning Firstly it is an intensely feminine story written by a man and at the start I was annoyed by how masculine the main character Kristien Müller seemed to be By masculine I mean lacking in emotional intimacy and unconcerned about the feelings of others Sue me As the story goes on it becomes clear that these ualities are important facets of Kristien who returns to South Africa

  3. says:

    So André Brink has died I arranged a workshop with him in Stavanger in the nineites and I dared to compare his landscape wirting to W

  4. says:

    contains spoiler An admirable effort However Brink is not always successful in capturing a woman's voice or experience On

  5. says:

    I found myself skipping over paragraphs almost from the beginning which is never a good sign I thought the author made far too much out of the fact that the protagonist is good looking first the two men groping her on the airplane then her brot

  6. says:

    Good Naturally as it is a BrinkBut somehow I did not like this as much as many other novels by him Perhaps the anti apartheid content in his stories spoke to me better The theme was present here also but not that

  7. says:

    Here Brink tries to be a female narrator with the bizarre idea of a woman who keeps her sanitary towels in a room

  8. says:

    Powerful storytelling which tackles a lot of difficult themes without being heavy on the reader Highly recommended

  9. says:

    At first this was hard to get into but I was rewarded with a profound story This was than the story of one woma