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The winner of the 2014 @City_Press Tafelburg Nonfiction Award is Vashthi Nepaul! #openbook2014 @OpenBookFest fb.me/3fYW6ZeJ3

Marius Crous resenseer Ride the Tortoise deur Liesl Jobson

Ride the TortoiseUitspraak: wortel

Wanneer ’n mens hierdie kortverhaalbundel optel en die outeursfoto agterop sien, dink jy onmiddellik aan bundels deur ander wit vroue wat die afgelope paar jaar verskyn het.

Jy gaan noodwendig Jobson se stories vergelyk met Nicole Jaekel-Strauss se Maal, Anna Kemp se Elke hond kry sy dag, Helena Gunther se twee bundels en selfs van die stories wat in Nuwe Stories 2012 opgeneem is.

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    August 8th, 2013 @15:09 #
     
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    Oh, Lordy, do I hear echoes of the white women writing discussion!?

    Somebody tell me he's not saying that Tortoise is something like a more full-figured 50 Shades of Grey. Wish I'd studied my Afrikaans woordeskat better, back in the day...

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  • <a href="http://tiahbeautement.typepad.com/quotidian/" rel="nofollow">tiah</a>
    tiah
    August 8th, 2013 @15:18 #
     
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    Google translate says:

    When you pick up this short story collection and saw the author photo on the back, you immediately think of books by other white women who have appeared in recent years.

    You will necessarily Jobson's stories compared Nicole Jaekel Strauss's meal, Anna Kemp's Every dog ​​has his day, Helena Gunther's two books and even the stories in New Stories 2012 included.

    As in those bundles the reader in Jobson's stories deal with a kind of autobiographical woman writer write from her frame of reference. An interesting discovery of Jobson's stories are ineenwewing texts, but unlike Jaekel Strauss and Kemp Jobson's stories creates a fragmented impression. One sometimes gets the impression that the different voices and perspectives fluctuations certainly nothing more than a verteltruuk, as in the story "Signs from the Kitchen". This short anecdotes or relase of different characters that revolve around the kitchen and of headings related to signage.

    The story "Tease" light flirtations and sexual provocation from a variety of perspectives. Each of the various parts of the story have a title that indicates to the reader space in which it is set: the classroom, at a picnic or at the State Theatre.

    Preached on the shelf behind the author is an internationally known practitioner of the "very short flash fiction form", for which she received the Ernst van Heerden Award in 2006. This explains, in my view, the major flaw in this volume.

    Not yet sufficiently mastered the linking devices that one of a longer expect good short story and save the situation by making use of varying perspectives and headings. The stories read too much like a series of flash fiction texts that saamgestring to a more narrative form.

    Thematically close the anthology with stories by other women writers and clarified the experiences of women. Sometimes this is done with photos or a travel inland described.

    Or women who are dissatisfied with their bodies - women from all walks of life are introduced to the word.

    A story like "Boston Brown Bread" tells it oorbekende of the working class boy who does not want to play rugby and whose drunken father become aggressive as he confronted him about it.

    The title story is about a young mother who, like the author, played the double bass in the orchestra. During a trip through Namibia visit their Duwisib Castle near Lüderitz and the story of the Baron and Baroness von Wolf part of their experience. In a strange way, the Goddess Kali and left the tortoise Von Wolf also part of the story.

    Jobson writes no complex stories full of intertextual references or intratextual links between the different stories as we Jaekel Strauss or Gunther. It is telling about women and their experiences and the style is informal and at times not attach enough structured. Rather, it is stories aimed at the reader of relaxing, light literature, but more to the body than the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

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  • <a href="http://bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Carolyn</a>
    Carolyn
    August 8th, 2013 @15:25 #
     
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    Hmm, he's comparing you to other "white women writers" and saying that Ride the Tortoise is more for the reader of less serious literature, although there's more to Ride the Tortoise than, for instance, 50 Shades of Grey. Very strange indeed, this comparing of books by white women writers specifically!

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  • <a href="http://tiahbeautement.typepad.com/quotidian/" rel="nofollow">tiah</a>
    tiah
    August 8th, 2013 @15:27 #
     
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    I think it is saying that it has more weight than 50 Shades. A book I happened upon while on holiday, skimmed and feel I can safely say that there are many more books of worth in the romance genre.

    Strangely enough, not a single romance novel crossed my mind while reading your short stories and fail to understand the relevance of comparison.

    In other news, reading Stephen King's work is scarier and carries more social commentary than Gordon Ramsay's cookbooks - despite Gordon Ramsay also being a white wealthy man, who also curses and speaks the English language.

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  • <a href="http://bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Carolyn</a>
    Carolyn
    August 8th, 2013 @15:29 #
     
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    Haha, well said Tiah!

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    August 8th, 2013 @15:49 #
     
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    Thanks, Tiah. I knew that google translate could do a semblance of a translation but was too scared to behold the butchery. Less worried about being compared to EL Grey - may my sales be half as enchanted...

    But, yes. What's the axe white men have to grind with white women writer again? Somebody remind me... it being women's month and all.

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