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  1. says:

    It is ironic that while reading this account of defying prejudice I found myself prejudging the entire book based on the rather irrelevant and minor frame story at the beginning and worked myself up into such a fi

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    This is probably Brink's most deservedly famous book and I have been wanting to read since reading Rumours Of Rain last yea

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    There's a trope in African American literary works set in the Jim Crow era namely you should have if you're black a white protector someone to turn to in time of need to vouch for your character someone to call you 'a good Negro'This book set in the apartheid era South Africa looks at the trope from another perspective; this is a

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    I'm not going to dissect the story per se what I found most significant in this critical look is the man vs man dynamic The story takes place at the beginning of the black uprising in the various black townships in S Africa around 1970's in Soweto Ben Du Toit is a school teacher who is angered when someone he was close to Gordon the janitor at his school approaches him to free his son Jonathan from police custody for

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    Sometimes I love that I live under a rock Because then I read things like this book only to find out a movie was made of it starring Donald Sutherland co starring Susan Sarandon and Marlon Brando Hello Rock; I hope you're comfortable on top of meI sort of breezed through this book which is totally the author's fault because it was just that good I was invested the entire time Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in Johannesburg during the A

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    I was introduced to the dream and nightmare that was South Africa around the same time A Dry White Season was published 1979

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    The Philippines also had its dry white season A long dry white season almost 14 years from the time the then President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 up to the time he was deposed in a People Power r

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    I appreciated this book a lot when I read it for a writing course in college The second time around almost seven years later I found it to be sometimes tiresome and often predictable I have a terrible memory by the way so it's being predictable is the not the result of my ability to remember what was going to happen Written during the 1970s this was certainly an important book for Apartheid South Africa That said the dialogue was

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    It has long been my habit to start a book by looking at the cover giving than a glance at the copyright page skimming the acknowledgements and scanning the table of contents before beginning the actual book Surprisingly the copyright page occasionally offers something I might not find elsewhere This book offered than the usual fiction disclaimer Nothing in this novel has been invented and the climate history and circumstances from which

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    Ben du Toit it is me it is you Ben teaches the historyHis life is well organised between the school the church and his family He has nothing of a revolutionary he is an average Afrikaner And then his life is going to disrupt The son of his gardener an intelligent boy was arrested during a protest march He dies in prison

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'n Droë Wit Seisoen

S and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair a uest for the truth that will have devastating conseuences for the teacher and his family as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies corruption and murder The Philippines also had its dry white season A long dry white season almost 14 years from the time the then President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 up to the time he was deposed in a People Power revolution in 1986it is a dry white seasondark leaves don t last their brief lives dry outand with a broken heart they dive down gently headed for the earthnot even bleedingit is a dry white season brotheronly the trees know the pain as they still stand erectdry like steel their branches dry like wireindeed it is a dry white seasonbut seasons come to passMongane Wally SeroteIf freedom may be compared to the life giving rain then that period in my country s history was a long drawn out drought RadioTV stations and newspapers were closed down journalists and people critical of the government were jailed without charges congress was abolished and the courts were made inutile by presidential decrees The exercise of civil liberties were curtailed by the use of force money intimidation and cunning There were a lot of disappearances and summary executions during the era of this dictatorship A classmate of mine in college this guy who was always smiling suddenly disappeared in the middle of the semester He was a member of the left leaning group called the League of Filipino Students and was very fond of uoting Marx I don t think he was a communist though At our age then 18 19 years old I do not believe anyone can be a real communist But everyone of us even those with just a modicum of intelligence could then see the rainless sky and feel the heat of that long dry white season the press were essentially allowed to operate after a while but they were all controlled by cronies of the dictator except for a few newspaper publishers who were nevertheless harassed in all manners possible and had to content themselves with very limited sales TV stations were all controlled by them public rallies were always met by forcible dispersals Warrantless arrests continued and there were continuing disappearances and summary executions Why There is a conversation here between the principal protagonist named Ben a peace loving white teacher who decided to act when confronted with an injustice done to a black family by the Gestapo euivalent in that country then and another character Bruwer Ben asked Bruwer why all these are happening and why can t conflicts be resolved by peaceful dialogues instead of violence Bruwer Because it s a matter of power Naked power That s what brought them there and keeps them there And power has a way of becoming an end in itselfOnce you have your bank account in Switzerland and your farm in Paraguay and your villa in France and your contacts in Hamburg and Bonn and Tokyo once a flick of your wrist can decide the fate of others you need a very active conscience to start acting against your own interests And a conscience doesn t stand up to much heat or cold it s a delicate sort of plantBen Then it would be madness to hope for even the most paltry form of changeBruwer There are only two kinds of madness one should guard against Ben One is the belief that we can do everything The other is the belief that we can do nothingI am sure my classmate who disappeared did not suffer from this second type of madness It was probably I who did This novel by Andre Brink is set in South Africa pre Mandela during the repressive white minority rule And damn I could have written a book like this myself the same materials are available here except that of course madmen are lazy and can t write well The Joy in Business earthnot Stuffed even bleedingit is a dry white season brotheronly the trees know the pain as they still stand Cotas Claim erectdry like steel their branches dry like wireindeed it is a dry white seasonbut seasons come to passMongane Wally SeroteIf freedom may be compared to the life giving rain then that period in my country s history was a long drawn out drought RadioTV stations and newspapers were closed down journalists and people critical of the government were jailed without charges congress was abolished and the courts were made inutile by presidential decrees The The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, exercise of civil liberties were curtailed by the use of force money intimidation and cunning There were a lot of disappearances and summary Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. 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As startling and powerful as when first published 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 moralityBen Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johann This is probably Brink s most deservedly famous book and I have been wanting to read since reading Rumours Of Rain last year It is an impassioned and often brutal account of what happens when an ordinary man uestions an authoritarian state in this case the apartheid South Africa of the 70sBen Du Toit is an ordinary Afrikaner school history teacher He becomes involved when the first son of his school s caretaker a boy who has worked for Ben s family dies while being held by the security police The caretaker Gordon Ngubene is unable to accept the official explanation and involves Ben in his investigations Gordon is arrested and also dies in custody and the police claim that he hanged himselfThe book follows Ben s dogged pursuit of the truth and how the apparatus of the state frustrates it ultimately murderously and the way this affects Ben s friends and families There is a framing device of a prologue and epilogue which introduce the ghost writer an old college friend and writer of cheap romantic fiction with whom Ben has entrusted the notes he has kept hiddenBrink is very strong on the mechanisms and compromises that make ordinary people complicit with the excesses of the state but like his hero Ben he never entirely loses hope that the uestioning will eventually bring change and in the light of what happened over the next decade in South Africa this seems very prescient

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Esburg 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 subseuent suicide of a black janitor from Du Toit's school Haunted by new uestion Sometimes I love that I live under a rock Because then I read things like this book only to find out a movie was made of it starring Donald Sutherland co starring Susan Sarandon and Marlon Brando Hello Rock I hope you re comfortable on top of meI sort of breezed through this book which is totally the author s fault because it was just that good I was invested the entire time Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in Johannesburg during the Apartheid When a black friend comes to him for help he s hesitant because he s become rather accustomed to keeping his nose out of trouble and not getting wrapped up in all the racial divides But as he starts investigating the story a bit he realizes that the South African government isn t as honest as he thought it wasEverything one used to take for granted with so much certainty that one never even bothered to enuire about it now turns out to be illusion Your certainties are proven lies And what happens if you start probing Must you learn a wholly new language firstHumanity Normally one uses it as a synonym for compassion charity decency integrity He is such a human person Must one now go in search of an entirely different set of synonyms cruelty exploitation unscrupulousness or whateverp 161I found out about the movie after I read the book which is good because as much as I love Donald Sutherland I was glad not to have his face in my imagination as I read It s a story worth reading and absorbing and having a Hollywood image in my mind would have probably blown it for me I don t even think I want to see what Hollywood did with it on the big screen

  • Paperback
  • 316
  • 'n Droë Wit Seisoen
  • André Brink
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780061138638

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