Fools & Other Stories – Kindle edition by Njabulo Ndebele. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. Fools and other stories. AUTHOR: Njabulo S Ndebele PUBLISHER: Raven Press . Reissued by Picador Africa ISBN: DATE: Reissued in. “FOOLS” AND OTHER STORIES. A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. University of Denver. In Partial Fulfilment .

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Open Preview See a Problem? Mimi’s brother Zani comes back from Swaziland njjabulo he has graduated from high school and is full of fervour for the black struggle against apartheid. The headmaster, who up to now has been a dominant and authoritarian figure, is suddenly very submissive towards the angry Boer and cowers in fear.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In my view this was a good example of a scene not being concluded properly.

Lack of subtitles did not increase my understanding Zamani puts aside his feelings for Nabulo and regards her strictly as a student. Ndebele shows how teachers can be portrayed in South African literature not as caricatures of white men, but as strong black role models with great power in the classroom. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. A clear lens, and no sentimentality. I’m interested in the way people react under those conditions. He goes on to quote Michael Vaughan in an issue of English in Africa: But here we see real people in real situations and the politics takes Really nice to read this and find its not all politics in your face.

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They stifle the freedom of other characters, and exit with no light shed on the process of how they became this oppressor. Ndebele makes these exceptions to his own manifesto because Zamani hdebele the dual role of both protagonist and antagonist.

Set in South Africa inthe story is about a middle-aged teacher working in a black township and how his life is slowly falling apart. The reader can only now search for enlightenment in a place deemed unenlightened by society: Fools, holds a mirror up to the transitional period of South Africa and bu many key political issues of the time.

The University of Cambridge awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Law inand he was made an honorary fellow of Churchill College in When the reader relates to Zamani, they inherently relate to this tragic villainy also. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Fools Sefika Series by Njabulo S.

Sara rated it really liked njaulo May 02, Rather than backtrack and refuse to identify with a rapist, Ndebele compels us instead to press on. Lisanelle rated it did not like it Jan 24, Is he properly atoning for his past? His language is so erudite and real and there are passages that are very moving.


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His highly influential essays on South African literature and culture were published in a collection Rediscovery of the Ordinary. He joined the Foundation in Septemberimmediately after a five-year term of office as Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Limpopo in Sovenga, in the then Northern Province. He says, “when one does fight one must do it very well. Zamani is not a static character, but a series of processes. Works Cited Ndebele, Njabulo.

BookOnline – Google Books. Rediscovery of the Ordinary. This is his only fiction collection available in Europe or North America.

Order a copy Copyright or permission njzbulo may apply. Manchester University Press, It seemed throughout the film that the director took the audience just so far, lacked the conviction for a conclusion and then moved on to something else leaving too many annoying loose ends.