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The Memory of Birds in Times of Revolution

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The Memory of Birds in Time Revolutions is a collection of searching new essays by the acclaimed author of Return to Paradise and True Confessions of an Albion Terrorist. Essaying his homeland, Africa, at the end of the twentieth century, Breyten Breytenbach offers penetrating insights on a variety of topics: the release of Nelson Mandela from prison ("Nelson Mandela is Free"); the early days of Mandela's presidency, and its failures (the controversial "Open Letter to Nelson Mandela"); the geography of the writer's imagination ("Tortoise Steps"); death as the mother of beauty ("Cadavre Exquis"); the true meaning of reconciliation and reform after apartheid ("Fragments from a Growing Awareness of Unfinished Truths"); and much more.

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Book Condition

Condition: Good/Very Good. Wrapper is shelf worn and creased. Margins of text-block tanned.

SKU 9780798135023
Author Breytenbach, Breyten
Dimensions 215mm x 134mm
Format Softcover
Pages 169
Genre Essays
Language English
Publisher Human & Rousseau
Published 1996

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