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Easton, Kai (2017) '‘Travelling Light’: Images (via Wicomb) from the Gifberge to Glasgow.' In: Easton, Kai and Attridge, Derek, (eds.), Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal: Writing Scotland & South Africa. Abingdon; New York, NY: Routledge. (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

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Abstract

On the crest of the last hill, the new Griqua trekkers saw before them the land of Beeswater rolling down from low hills in the west, hemmed in by the Soutrivier in the east, and in the distant south the gleam of Varsrivier's white rocks. Beeswater is, in fact, the village where Zoe Wicomb was born and raised, but her birth certificate says Vanrhynsdorp, since it was the nearest town. Wicomb's first book of short stories, You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town, was originally published in London by Virago in 1987; though it has since been published by the Feminist Press of New York (2000); and, for its first appearance in South Africa, she offered a revised edition for the Cape Town imprint Umuzi. The photo essay by Sophia Klaase consists of several images. Klaase's real images, of family, friends, community, helped give life to Wicomb's cast of characters, developed the plot and fleshed out the character of Sylvie.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Centre for English Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa
ISBN: 9781138237414
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315283418-5
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 14:40
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/24298

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