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Innie Shadows

R220.00

Innie Shadows wrestles with the demons of one community overcome with the social ills of drugs, bigotry and homophobia, where lives intersect through ruthless brutality. A pioneering work of fiction in which the dispossessed are finally telling their own stories.

Olivia M. Coetzee crafts a new language to bring to life stories of dispossession from those left behind in the transition to democracy. Her prose is taut, unsparing and unsentimental. It wrestles with the demons of one community overcome with the social ills of drugs, bigotry and homophobia, where lives intersect through ruthless brutality. This haunting novel will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned. A pioneering work of fiction in which the dispossessed are finally telling their own stories.

This work is based on the research supported by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Olivia M. Coetzee

Olivia M. Coetzee was born in Mariental, a small town in southern Namibia and grew up in Electric City, a suburb in Eerste Rivier, Cape Town, South Africa. Olivia has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. She’s written extensively for Litnet and other online platforms and has translated the Bible and various fairy tales into Kaaps. Through her current and future work, she hopes to inspire and challenge the belief that Kaaps should only be heard and not read.

Innie Shadows se karakters klink soos regte mense van die Kaapse Vlakte en voer hul bestaan in die skadu van herkenbare probleme soos dwelmverslawing, huishoudelike geweld, armoede en seksmisdade. Dit is egter ook ‘n verhaal oor nuwe vryhede — sensitief vertel op ’n nuwe manier, in ‘n nuwe soort stem. Dr Sonja Loots, (author and lecturer in Afrikaans and Nederlands)

Olivia M. Coetzee crafts a new language to bring to life stories of dispossession from those left behind in the transition to democracy. Her prose is taut, unsparing and unsentimental. It wrestles with the demons of one community overcome with the social ills of drugs, bigotry and homophobia, where lives intersect through ruthless brutality. This haunting novel will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned. A pioneering work of fiction in which the dispossessed are finally telling their own stories. Dr Barbara Boswell (author of Grace, a novel)

Innie Shadows is ‘n Kaapse Vlakte riller roman,wat genres kruis; ‘n bladsyraaier, met uitstekend dialoog. with excellent dialogue. Sou goed werk as n’ film. Hester van der Walt author of Sê my, is julle twee susters?