[André Brink] SandkasteleImaginings of Sand [muslims Book] Epub


9 thoughts on “SandkasteleImaginings of Sand

  1. says:

    I am the biggest Brink Fan on the planet He is my favourite author so I am biased with all of his work Don't expect a balanced review from me As with all Brinks work the backdrop is apartheid South Africa and the stuggles of white and black alike

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    I admit I had trouble with it at the beginning Firstly it is an intensely feminine story written by a man and at the start I was annoyed by how masculine the main character Kristien Müller seemed to be By masculine I mean lacking in emotional intimacy and unconcerned about the feelings of others Sue me As the story goes o

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    So André Brink has died I arranged a workshop with him in Stavanger in the nineites and I dared to compare his landscape wirting to Wilbur Smith's I shouldn't have done that For most people Brink's most important book was Dry White Season but for me none of them beat Imaginings of Sand I consider it one of the five best books I've ever read RIP André

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    contains spoiler An admirable effort However Brink is not always successful in capturing a woman's voice or experience Only men are uite so contemptuous of older women's bodies here alternately described as faded saggy bulbous elephantine While I liked that he tried to avoid creating stereotypical mothers as madonnas he swings the other way by describing generation after generation of horrible mothers albeit mothers whose own suf

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    I found myself skipping over paragraphs almost from the beginning which is never a good sign I thought the author made far too much out of the fact that the protagonist is good looking first the two men groping her on the airplane then her brother in law hitting on her then her own sister admiring her in the bath 80 pages into the book I'm

  6. says:

    Good Naturally as it is a BrinkBut somehow I did not like this as much as many other novels by him Perhaps the anti apart

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    Here Brink tries to be a female narrator with the bizarre idea of a woman who keeps her sanitary towels in a room after use It comes down to a woman looking back over her life from herself to her grandmother and her mother and back again

  8. says:

    Powerful storytelling which tackles a lot of difficult themes without being heavy on the reader Highly recommended

  9. says:

    At first this was hard to get into but I was rewarded with a profound story This was than the story of one woman it was all of our stories Kristien was changedso was I

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SandkasteleImaginings of Sand

The family stories in which myth and reality blur in which legend and brute fact are confused in which magic treachery farce and heroism are the stuff of the day to day Imaginings of Sand is the passionate tale of a nation discovering itself and of the women who pioneered that discover. At first this was hard to get into but I was rewarded with a profound story This was than the story of one woman it was all of our stories Kristien was changedso was I The Breach of Crowns passionate tale of a nation discovering itself and of the women who Icebergs pioneered that discover. At first this was hard to get into but I was rewarded with a The Line profound story This was than the story of one woman it was all of our stories Kristien was changedso was I

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When expatriate Afrikaner Kristien Müller hears of her grandmother's impending death she ends her self imposed exile in London and returns to the South Africa she thought she'd escaped But irrevocable change is sweeping the land and reality itself seems to be in flux as the country st. I admit I had trouble with it at the beginning Firstly it is an intensely feminine story written by a man and at the start I was annoyed by how masculine the main character Kristien M ller seemed to be By masculine I mean lacking in emotional intimacy and unconcerned about the feelings of others Sue me As the story goes on it becomes clear that these ualities are important facets of Kristien who returns to South Africa after a self imposed exile to attend to her dying grandmother the one person with whom she seems connected While the country around them is heating up for the first post apartheid elections Ouma grandmother fills Kristien with shocking rambling legends of family herstory I hate that word but is accurate tales of the unremembered women ancestors who are carried forward both in the stories and in the bodies of Ouma Kristien and her sister Anna There are dichotomies here male and female black and white but the divisions break down as the individuals are revealed in their complexities Brink strings together flawed characters the history and culture of South Africa and gender and racial justice and if that sounds dry to you I ask you to trust me it is far from that The writing is vivid the tension builds palpably and most importantly perceptions of reality and status uo are challenged After finishing this book today I am looking at my own past and present with new eyes and that alters my vision of the future

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Ages its first democratic elections Kristien's Ouma Kristina herself is dying because of the upheavals a terrorist attack on her isolated mansion has terminally injured her As Kristien keeps vigil by her grandmother's sickbed Ouma tells Kristien stories of nine generations of women in. I found myself skipping over paragraphs almost from the beginning which is never a good sign I thought the author made far too much out of the fact that the protagonist is good looking first the two men groping her on the airplane then her brother in law hitting on her then her own sister admiring her in the bath 80 pages into the book I m still finding it difficult to relate to or enjoy the characters who have been introduced Finally while I thought it was ambitious to tackle themes of racism and misogyny at the same time the way that they were explored was similar to someone blowing a bullhorn at odd moments rather than creating a pervasive sense of imbalance and tension

  • Paperback
  • 432
  • SandkasteleImaginings of Sand
  • André Brink
  • English
  • 26 September 2018
  • 9780156006583

About the Author: André Brink

André Philippus Brink was a South African novelist He wrote in Afrikaans and English and was until his retirement a Professor of English Literature at the University of Cape TownIn the 1960s he and Breyten Breytenbach were key figures in the Afrikaans literary movement known as Die Sestigers The Sixty ers These writers sought to use Afrikaans as a language to speak against the apartheid go