9781551116051

Between Two Worlds

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  • ISBN13:

    9781551116051

  • ISBN10:

    1551116057

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-01
  • Publisher: Broadview Pr

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Summary

Set in Soweto outside Johannesburg, Between Two Worlds is one of the most important novels of South Africa under apartheid. Originally published in 1975 under the title Muriel at Metropolitan, the novel depicts the life of an account typist in a large busy shop where most of the clientele are poor. The author's fine eye for detail provides an unrivaled sense of everyday life in the South Africa of that time.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(70)
1 How it all began
13(6)
2 A feeling of insecurity
19(7)
3 The boss
26(8)
4 While the boss is away
34(9)
5 Mixed encounters
43(5)
6 Letters
48(3)
7 Waiting
51(12)
8 The lorry-driver's trump card
63(7)
9 A token of love
70(7)
10 A slap in the face 77(12)
11 A lucrative proposition 89(16)
12 Adam's advice 105(9)
13 Friday 114(24)
14 'Resign!' 138(7)
15 Sophiatown 145(8)
16 The passport 153(4)
17 My mother's beckoning voice 157(11)
18 'This is home!' 168(5)
19 The final kick 173(14)
20 The mechanic walks out 187(5)
21 'What's happening to us?' 192(9)
22 One human heart for another 201(11)
23 I quit 212

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