|Author:||Andre Philippus Brink|
|Title:||Cape of Storms: The First Life of Adamastor/a Story|
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|ePUB size:||1546 kb|
|FB2 size:||1469 kb|
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1993)|
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Andre Brink has earned his place among the most important authors on the international literary scene. The first life of Adamastor is a fable mostly set in the late 15th century about the first meeting between the native people of Southern Africa and the explorers from Europe. It is a tale clothed in the myth of Adamastor, which first appeared in European literature in the 16th century. This book is written with Brink's subtle sense of humour never far from the surface. However, the story has a very sad undertone - the misunderstanding between different peoples with different cultures and their different belief systems and mythologies.
His novel Kennis van die aand (1973) was the first Afrikaans book to be banned by the South African government. Brink's early novels were often concerned with the apartheid policy. His final works engaged new issues raised by life in postapartheid South Africa. Books by André Brink.
Cape of Storms: The First Life of Adamastor, A Story. He is the chieftain leader of the Khoikhoi, a nomadic people derogatorily called "Hottentot"' by European colonists. She is a white woman left behind by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's crew when they rounded Africa's southern tip in 1498. Their romance is the core of this powerful novella. According to Portuguese myth, Zeus turned Adamastor into the rocky cape of the South African peninsula.
The first life of Adamastor is a fable mostly set in the late 15th century about the first meeting between the native people of Southern Africa and the explorers from Europe. It is a tale about the main character T'Kamais (bigbird "that never came to rest"), and his relationship with s lost Portuguese woman. Easy to read and enjoyable, Adamastor is highly recommended.
In Andre Brink's novella, "Cape of Storms," one day near the end of the 16th Century, a young white woman is left on a South African coastal beach by sailors-probably Portuguese-who had to make a hasty getaway after cheating and offending a nomadic tribe temporarily stopped near the beach. Why the woman was left and why she was on the ship in the first place, these things we never find out. But really, it doesn't matter
Download PDF book format. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Cape of storms : the first life of Adamastor : a story Andre Brink. Book's title: Cape of storms : the first life of Adamastor : a story Andre Brink. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007020228. Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 823 22. Personal Name: Brink, Andre? Philippus, 1935-. Publication, Distribution, et. Naperville, Il. .Sourcebooks, (c)2007. Physical Description: xi, 131 p. : 1 map ;, 23 cm. General Note: Originally published: . Simon & Schuster, 1993.
Andre Brink (1935 - 2015) was one of South Africa's most prominent writers and is the author of several novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire, The Other Side of Silence and Philida. He has won South Africa's most important literay prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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Half the book is based simply on him trying to get the woman, Khois, to sleep with him. As soon as he first sees her lying naked on the beach, he sees her as his possession. He even has the gall to name her within the first five minutes of their meeting, as if she could not possibly have had a name or an identity before he came along. And the name he gives her translates into "woman," "khois.