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by Andre BRINK

  • ISBN: 0006540147
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Andre BRINK
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Flamingo/Fontana Paperbacks; New Ed edition (1984)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1471 kb
  • EPUB size: 1873 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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A DRY WHITE SEASON ANDRÉ BRINK Dedication For ALTA who sustained me in the dry season Contents Dedication FOREWORD ONE 1 2 3 4 5 .

A DRY WHITE SEASON ANDRÉ BRINK Dedication For ALTA who sustained me in the dry season Contents Dedication FOREWORD ONE 1 2 3 4 5 . who sustained me in the dry season.

A Dry White Season (Afrikaans: ’n Droë wit seisoen) is a 1979 novel by Afrikaner novelist André Brink. The title quotes a line from the struggle poem For Don M. - Banned by Mongane Wally Serote. The novel focuses on the death during detention of a man wrongly suspected of being a black activist. The novel challenges apartheid, depicting the transformation of a ruling class Afrikaner's opposition to the governing, white supremacist regime.

A Dry White Season is a 1989 American drama-historical film directed by Euzhan Palcy and starring Donald Sutherland, Jürgen Prochnow, Marlon Brando, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae and Susan Sarandon. It was written by Colin Welland and Palcy, based upon André Brink's novel A Dry White Season. It is set in South Africa in 1976 and deals with the subject of apartheid. Brando was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

21 quotes from André Brink: 'In love, no question is ever preposterous. 'My library was - all libraries are - a place of ultimate refuge, a wild and sacred space where meanings are manageable precisely because they aren't binding; and where illusion is comfortingly real. and 'To respect the dignity of a relationship also implies accepting the end when it comes. Except in my mind, except in my dreams, where the aftertaste of her still lingers.

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality. Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid

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As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality. Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Andre Brink y ever visited him and, if so, whether they had ever met blacks in his home, et. oung Viviers was the first to come back to Ben to tell him. All about his interview. But I told them straight they were wasting their time, Oom Ben. I said quite a few things, I think, which they should have been told a long time ago. I appreciate it, Viviers

Andre Brink's writing is descriptive and concise which gives it powerful impact. Brink did such a good job writing this book, and each character. Will re-read again and again.

Andre Brink's writing is descriptive and concise which gives it powerful impact. One Afrikaner man who loves his country, is complacent in his job as teacher and yet has to eventually take blinders off when his Black gardener's son is gone missing. We read how Ben's belief in the fairness of the 1970's justice system is slowly eroded. Like Cry, A Dry White Season chronicles the experience of an innocent bystander to South Africa's cultural drama.

André Brink was born on May 29, 1935 in Vrede, South Africa His books included Rumors of Rain, Looking on Darkness, A Dry White Season, and States of Emergency. Some of his books were banned in South Africa

André Brink was born on May 29, 1935 in Vrede, South Africa. He studied English and Afrikaans at the University in Potchefstroom and comparative literature in Paris. He was a South African writer and educator. He became a part of a group of writers known as Die Sestigers upon returning to South Africa in the 1960s. His books included Rumors of Rain, Looking on Darkness, A Dry White Season, and States of Emergency. Some of his books were banned in South Africa. He became a professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature at Rhodes University and professor of English at the University of Cape Town.

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality.

Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies—until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident, Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair—a quest for the truth that will have devastating consequences for the teacher and his family, as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies, corruption, and murder.


Reviews about A dry white season (7):
Innadril
I really enjoyed this book. It is one of the few books written by a someone who is privileged not to have to live under the conditions of the people he wanted to help, who actually felt concern for them. I had an opportunity to live in Southwest Africa during my time with the United Nations. I must say as a person of color, that Brink's book brings to mind many of my own sentiments about the conditions under which the people live. Although I was in Southwest Africa (Namibia, ) and had been to Katutura, (African township) I could see with crystal clarity the situation he describes. Loved this book. I have selected "Predictable" because it is the only condition Mr. Du Toit could have reached. having lived in South Africa for a while, I was able to predict just about everything that would happen. However, it was my contact with the people of both races during my stay, that made this possible and not that Brinks did not make the book interesting. After a few months in the country you can determine how those who control the lives of the less fortunate will react to almost any and all situations. I got in trouble a few times myself

Bonita Evans, Ph.D.
Arador
In many ways a sequel to Cry, the Beloved Country, this book is grittier and in some ways gratuitously graphic for my taste. It picks up 30 years after Apartheid was introduced in South Africa. Like Cry, A Dry White Season chronicles the experience of an innocent bystander to South Africa's cultural drama. Great story, well-written, but I give it four stars instead of five because of the issues mentioned.
Redfury
A beautifully written work which reinforces the horror of apartheid, and the indignity that all subjected to this system endured. This book reminds us of the unspeakable tragedy that this system visited on one lovely black South African family, but this tragedy must be multiplied several million times over to grasp its pervasive impact. The determination of the father figure to challenge the huge implacable system, speaks volumes for human potential.
The white south African main character serves to demonstrate the painful harvest that is garnered by anyone who speaks out against injustice of any kind....South Africa continues to provide the world with an excellent laboratory for the examination and review of human relations at its worst and it's best.
ChallengeMine
Here is a tragedy to see what the white Nationalist government did in South Africa. Now the black led ANC is trying to show what corruption and greed can do to keep the general population from getting jobs or getting ahead. Is there an answer? My hopes are on Mmusi Maimane to keep setting the stage for a country where everyone has an equal opportunity. He just needs to get elected to President.
Elastic Skunk
Andre Brink's writing is descriptive and concise which gives it powerful impact. One Afrikaner man who loves his country, is complacent in his job as teacher and yet has to eventually take blinders off when his Black gardener's son is gone missing. We read how Ben's belief in the fairness of the 1970's justice system is slowly eroded. Amidst the student riots of Soweto, He moves out of his comfort zone & take great risks.Like some of us in America, once you know a terrible truth you can no longer do nothing. I like that Brink shows in multiple instances, from the landscape to the people to the politics that everything is not "Black or White" in Apartheid; So-called criminals fall in a grey area and family is not always who you thought or would like them to be.In the final analysis, Ben Du Toit makes the ultimate sacrifice as he follows his conscience.
Liz C.
lifestyle
I wanted something to read whilst in South Africa that would give me more insight into the country and culture. Having read Alan Paton and Rian Malan I opted for something different - although not so very different. The book was so well-written, though, I finished it within the first two days of my trip. Being set amidst historical facts, one can predict how the story ends. Several of the characters are also rather predictable. But it's still a story that captures -- and keeps -- your attention.
SkroN
This book was an assignment for my english class and it was a bit slow paced but still very informative The book did pick up speed once I was a few chapters in so I would still recommend it. You just have to be ancient and power though the beginning.
This book was so moving. After reading Kaffir Boy one is left so angry by the atrocities committed during apartheid, and then comes this book who gives us the situation from a white man during the same time. Brink did such a good job writing this book, and each character. Will re-read again and again.

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