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A FORGOTTEN HISTORY IS REVEALED,
This review is from: Jesus is Indian and Other Stories (African Writers Series) (Paperback)
This is a wonderful collection of short stories that manages to be both comforting and challenging at times. The traditions and cultural experiences of South Africa's large Indian population are explored through a series of engaging short stories that reveal the hidden history of a people often neglected by the traditional black versus white study of South Africa. Sam draws upon the family research she undertook in her South African homeland together with her own experiences living in exile in the United Kingdom, to suggest characters and situations that enjoy depth and resonance. Her natural empathy with the subject matter is finely balanced with an understated subtlety that helps avoid sentimentality in favour of compassion. The result is an enjoyable, thought-provoking read and a remarkable achievement.
Agnes Sam's other works include "Dora" and "The Tyranny of Karma" both for BBC Radio 4 (London, UK). She is currently working on her first novel.
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