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Jane Rosenthal Reviews Strange Pilgrimages by Achmat Dangor

Strange PilgrimagesVerdict: carrot

In Achmat Dangor’s stories the protagonists are, for the most part, diverse South African people of colour, some of mixed race, some not. Some of them lived in exile during the struggle, others are overseas in the post-1994 period of transition (which we are still in).

He looks at how people manage their relationships with wives, mothers, in-laws and lovers in these conditions, and, in all the stories, his protagonists investigate their past.

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