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by Michiel Heyns,Marlene Van Niekerk


Marlene van Niekerk is a South African academic, novelist and poet who is best known internationally for her novels Triomf and Agaat

Marlene van Niekerk is a South African academic, novelist and poet who is best known internationally for her novels Triomf and Agaat. Her graphic and controversial descriptions of a poor Afrikaner family in Johannesburg in Triomf brought her to the forefront of a post-apartheid society still struggling to come to terms with all the changes in South Africa. This novel was made into an award-winning film, likewise called Triomf (film), in 2008, directed by Michael Raeburn.

With haunting, lyrical prose, Marlene Van Niekerk creates a story of love and family loyalty. Winner of the South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize in 2007, Agaat was translated as The Way of the Women by Michiel Heyns, who received the Sol Plaatje Award for his translation.

Also by Marlene van Niekerk. The area this book makes its own, is a specifically feminine one and through that contributes to the refinement and beautification of the domestic atmosphere

Also by Marlene van Niekerk. Agaat is a hi. ghly allusive text, permeated, at times almost subliminally, with traces of Afrikaans cultural goods: songs, children’s rhymes, children’s games, hymns, idiomatic expressions, farming lore. I have as far as possible made my own translations of these, in an attempt to retain something of the sound, rhythm, register and cultural specificity of the original. The area this book makes its own, is a specifically feminine one and through that contributes to the refinement and beautification of the domestic atmosphere. Such an atmosphere distinguishes the culturally aware nation from the uncivilised.

Van Niekerk follows the widely lauded Triomf with a dark, innovative epic that trudges through the depths of a South African farmwife's soul

Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Van Niekerk follows the widely lauded Triomf with a dark, innovative epic that trudges through the depths of a South African farmwife's soul. In 1947, Milla Redelinghuys is determined to turn her wealthy new husband, Jak, into the latest salt-of-the-earth farmer in her family's line. But her demands and manipulative personality cause an early marital rift that only worsens with time.

In Agaat, Marlene van Niekerk reinvents the genre of the farm novel. She presents a stark and distressing view of the Afrikaans landscape of the second half of the twentieth century: a landscape of a damaged humanity but also one of enduring hope. Originally published in Afrikaans, the English translation (translated by Michiel Heyns) of Agaat was awarded the Sunday Times Fiction Award in 2007. Marlene van Niekerk is also the author of Triomf. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Marlene van Niekerk is now Professor at the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, Stellenbosch University. Published in North America from Tin House Books (as Agaat) in 2010

Marlene van Niekerk is now Professor at the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, Stellenbosch University. Sprokkelster (poems), 1977. Published in North America from Tin House Books (as Agaat) in 2010. Memorandum: 'n Verhaal met Prente (novel), 2006, with paintings by Adriaan van Zyl; translated as Memorandum: A Story with Pictures by Michiel Heyns, 2006. Agaat, translated by Michiel Heyns, won the Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation in 2007 References.

Marlene van Niekerk was born on 10 November 1954 on the farm .

Marlene van Niekerk was born on 10 November 1954 on the farm Tygerhoek near Caledon in the Western Cape, South Africa. She attended school in Riviersonderend and Stellenbosch, where she matriculated from Hoërskool Bloemhof. Die Sneeuslaper (short stories), 2010. Agaat won the Hertzog Prize in 2007, and its translation by Michiel Heyns, won the Sol Plaatje Prize for Translation in 2007.

"I was immediately mesmerized...Its beauty matches its depth and her achievement is as brilliant as it is haunting." --Toni Morrison

Set in apartheid South Africa, Agaat portrays the unique, forty-year relationship between Milla, a sixty-seven-year-old white woman, and her black maidservant turned caretaker, Agaat. In 1950s South Africa, life for white farmers was full of promise―young and newly married, Milla raised a son and created her own farm out of a swathe of Cape mountainside with Agaat by her side. By the 1990s, Milla’s family has fallen apart, the country she knew is on the brink of huge change, and all she has left are memories and her proud, contrary, yet affectionate guardian. With haunting, lyrical prose, Marlene van Niekerk creates a story about love and loyalty.

Agaat epub download

ISBN13: 978-0982503096

ISBN: 0982503091

Author: Michiel Heyns,Marlene Van Niekerk

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Literary

Language: English

Publisher: Tin House Books; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)

Pages: 630 pages

ePUB size: 1869 kb

FB2 size: 1209 kb

Rating: 4.7

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Ieregr
This tale of an Afrikaner and her Hottentot serving girl makes for slow but enchanted reading. It is suspenseful and filled with the details of farm life in Cape Town, South Africa before Apartheid was ended. It spans the time between 1953 when Milla came into contact with Agaat Lorier. It ends in 1996 with Milla's death. It is written in catchy style, leaving you in suspense as to how the wife of a white farmer in Cape Town adopted a young black child and raised her, eventually creating a rift between them that plays out as Milla is helplessly dying. If you are a lover of Africa, as I am, you will be consumed with this novel.
Ieregr
This tale of an Afrikaner and her Hottentot serving girl makes for slow but enchanted reading. It is suspenseful and filled with the details of farm life in Cape Town, South Africa before Apartheid was ended. It spans the time between 1953 when Milla came into contact with Agaat Lorier. It ends in 1996 with Milla's death. It is written in catchy style, leaving you in suspense as to how the wife of a white farmer in Cape Town adopted a young black child and raised her, eventually creating a rift between them that plays out as Milla is helplessly dying. If you are a lover of Africa, as I am, you will be consumed with this novel.
Goltigor
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Goltigor
This novel was slow to start with and it took me a while to figure out that all the narrators were the same person at different times, but it got more interesting as I continued, and by the end I was gripped. The book as a whole shows you how the social constructs of race distort both people and their relationships in countries like South Africa and the United States where there is a history, and not so long ago, of racial oppression. It shows you through the realistic detail of two women's lives, not through statistics or speeches.
Zodama
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Zodama
Agaat is about two woman, one white and one brown, on a farm in the Karoo, and the hold they have over each other.
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Kriau
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Kriau
An amazingly powerful book on the loss which comes with voicelessness - of women, of men, of children, and the antisocial behaviour which is almost inescapable as a result - all with the BEST intentions of course!
Jia
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Bloodfire
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Bloodfire
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