Monday, May 14, 2007

Skinner's Drift

I've just finished read Skinner's Drift, the debut novel by Lisa Fugard. Lisa is the daughter of the famous South African playwright Athol Fugard.

This is a wonderful book: It gives you a good view into typical life on a border farm towards the end of Apartheid, the tensions between English and Afrikaaners, as well as between black and white South Africans. I really liked her writing style too - she paints vivid images and her prose is lean and powerful.

More reviews on Amazon here.

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