Against an African Sky: And Other Stories by Farida KarodiaAgainst an African Sky: And Other Stories by Farida Karodia

Against an African Sky: And Other Stories

byFarida Karodia

Paperback | January 1, 1997

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With the end of apartheid, a new consitution and new hope for the future of the country, ordinary South Africans pick up the threads of their ordinary day-to-day lives. In these stories Karodia exlores lives and reatioships in the new South Africa from the perspectives of Indian, African and European characters.

"Karodia has taken the writer's role to new heights in South Africa." - South African Review of Books

"The essence of Karodia's stories is the throb of the human heart - in particular family reationships: about bonds and heartaches that unite or separate parents and children." - Financial Mail (South Africa)

Farida Karodia as born and raised in South Africa. Later she moved to Canada, and now spends her time beween the two countries. She is author of Daughters of the Twilight, a runner-up for the Fawcett Prize (England), Coming Home and Other Stories and A Shattering of Silence.
Title:Against an African Sky: And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.24 × 5.52 × 0.47 inPublished:January 1, 1997

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ISBN - 10:0920661629

ISBN - 13:9780920661628

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Table of Contents

Against an African Sky (1), Billy (56), Getting through the Night (74), Crossmatch (87), In the Name of Love (115)

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"Karodia has taken the writer's role to new heights in South Africa". -- Southern African Review of BooksWith the end of apartheid, a new constitution, and a new hope for the future of the country, ordinary South Africans pick up the threads of their ordinary day-to-day lives. In these stories Karodia explores lives and relationships in the new South Africa from the perspectives of Indian, African and European characters. Many of the problems and situations of her people are timeless. An African woman subsisting in poverty awaits with anxiety the arrival of her daughter from a neighbouring town; an elderly Indian couple try, to great disappointment, to marry off their recently arrived daughter from England; a South African of Dutch descent returns after years in exile to find a changed society.

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"Karodia has taken the writer's role to new heights in South Africa." ?South African Review of Books"...riveting...palpable and heart wrenching..." ?The Globe and Mail (Toronto)"The essence of Karodia's stories is the throb of the human heart ? in particular family relationships: about bounds and heartaches that unite or separate parents and children."?Financial Mail ( South Africa)"The gems of [Karodia's] tales are to be found in the often tragic, often comic twists at the end. In ?Crossmatch' Karodia breathes new life into a tale told often and superbly by writers such as Ahmed Essop and Bessie Head." ?The Sunday Independent (South Africa)