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[Reading] ➭ Rumours of Rain ➵ André Brink – 9facts.co Winter in South Africa a time of searing drought angry stirrings in Soweto and the shadow of the Angolan conflict cast across the scorched bush Martin Mynhardt a wealthy Afrikaner plans a weekend at hWinter in South Africa a time of searing drought angry stirrings in Soweto and the shadow of the Angolan conflict cast across the s.

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PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or 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

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  1. Hugh Hugh says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookI will start with a little contextual background The Mookse and the Gripes group has chosen a historic Booker shortlist to discuss and evaluate in the way we have been discussing the most recent one and 1978 was the year that won the vote The 1978 prize was won by Iris Murdoch's The Sea the Sea which was a worthy winner but for me this book is almost as goodBrink's narrator Martin Mynhardt must have been constructed to personify the most unpalatable elements of apartheid South Africa and its Afrikaner ruling class He is a rich and successful businessman and mine owner who is arrogant insensitive exploitative and misogynistic As a narrative voice this takes some getting used to but Brink's talent is such that one almost feels sorry for him by the end of this tale which sees the cosy complacencies of his world and his attempts to keep its various elem


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBook There comes a day when for the first time violence is used not because it is unavoidable but because it is easier There comes a day when for the first time a leader is allowed to promote his own interests simply because he happens to be the leader There comes a day when for the first time the weak one is exploited not in ignorance but because he cannot offer resistance There comes a day when for the first time a verdict in a court case is given not on the basis of what is right but on the basis of what is expedient This long and angry dispatch from the heart of apartheid South Africa can be an oppressive read though for understandable reasons Less understandable perhaps were the frankly terrifying number of


  3. Jonathan Pool Jonathan Pool says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookI rate Rumours of Rain very highly I confess though that I haven’t read any Gordimer and very little Coetzee so this view of South African apartheid has probably been very well fictionalisedfactionalised elsewhere It's unusual to come across a story where from start to finish the narrator our eyes and ears is the most reviled character Once I had a true feel for Martin Mynhardt as apologist for the spurious justification of apartheid I felt as reader actively engaged in seeing through the nonsense being promoted I found this a great narrative deviceMy only criticism of Rumours of Rain is that the odious main character Martin Mynhardt so openly revealed as a narcissist exploitative in ever


  4. Nicole Nicole says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookAnd with this book the 1978 Booker shortlist ends with a whimper This started out promising but it soon became tiresome Fundamentally I just don't think it's properly a novel In 1978 the fashion for novels as moral and historical edification was perhaps not what it has become now but


  5. Lucienne Lucienne says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookWell written complex shocking at times engaging A very intimate look into South Africa during apartheid from an unsympathetic Afrikaner's point of view The narrative unfolds slowly but it's well worth the time and effort Highly recommend


  6. Amanda Amanda says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBook35 starsThoughts to come


  7. Linda Edquist Linda Edquist says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookI have to say this was a really hard read because I had such an early dislike for the main character not that one was supposed to feel that way but it was the nature of the person A historical perspective that I have never experienced and I feel I learned an incredible amount by reading


  8. Mark Jacobzyck Mark Jacobzyck says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookA great South African novel Very crafty with great dialogue and plot construction The hero is not a likeable guy but one sees a very important world through his eyes and his senses and his distorted cultural and political thinking Very important look at the seventies in the country a crucial periodThe prose is very how shall I describe it without using a cliche? I can't so it's spare and robust The descriptions of the African countryside and the weather and the horizon are all wonderful evoking incredible feelings and memories and providing atmosphere that you can cut with a knifeA very enjoyable and absorbing read


  9. Amanda Brinkmann Amanda Brinkmann says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookAnother life changing book that I read in my youth in a country that was at the time torn to shreds by Apartheid If I remember correctly the book may have been banned for a time making it even exciting to readI


  10. Lois Lois says:

    PDF 9facts.co ✓ Rumours of Rain Kindle ½ Rumours of PDF/EPUB or rumours ebok, rain mobile, Rumours of pdf, Rumours of Rain eBookI am the biggest Brink Fan on the planet He is my favourite author so I am biased with all of his work Don't expect a balanced review from me As with all Brinks work the backdrop is apartheid South Africa and the stuggles of white and black alike


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