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The Resource The expedition to the baobab tree, Wilma Stockenstrom ; translated from the Afrikaans by J.M. Coetzee

The expedition to the baobab tree, Wilma Stockenstrom ; translated from the Afrikaans by J.M. Coetzee

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The expedition to the baobab tree
Title
The expedition to the baobab tree
Statement of responsibility
Wilma Stockenstrom ; translated from the Afrikaans by J.M. Coetzee
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Translator
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Language
  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
"In J.M.Coetzee's stunning translation: a powerfully symbolic story in the voice of a slave that explores the depths of imagination, isolation, fear, and love. A slave woman is the only survivor of a failed expedition into the depths of Southern Africa. She shelters in the hollow trunk of a baobab tree where she relives her earlier existence in a state of increasing isolation. We are the sole witnesses to her moving history: her capture as a young child, her life in a harbor city on the eastern coast as servant to various masters, her journey with her last owner and protector, and her life in the baobab tree."--
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Stockenström, Wilma,
Dewey number
839.3/635
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Afrikaans
LC call number
PT6592.29.T6
LC item number
K713 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
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Coetzee, J. M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Survival
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Political
Label
The expedition to the baobab tree, Wilma Stockenstrom ; translated from the Afrikaans by J.M. Coetzee
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9781935744924
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn846889368
  • (OCoLC)846889368
Label
The expedition to the baobab tree, Wilma Stockenstrom ; translated from the Afrikaans by J.M. Coetzee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
129 pages
Isbn
9781935744924
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013042639
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn846889368
  • (OCoLC)846889368

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