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  • 'n Droë Wit Seisoen
  • André Brink
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 9780061138638

10 thoughts on “'n Droë Wit Seisoen

  1. says:

    It is ironic that while reading this account of defying prejudice I found myself prejudging the entire book based on the rather irre

  2. says:

    This is probably Brink's most deservedly famous book and I have been wanting to read since reading Rumours Of Rain last year It is an impassioned and often brutal account of what happens when an ordinary man uestions an authoritarian state in this case the apartheid South Africa of the 70sBen Du Toit is an ordina

  3. says:

    There's a trope in African American literary works set in the Jim Crow era namely you should have if you're black a white protector someone to turn to in time of need to vouch for your character someone to call you 'a good Negro'This book set in the apartheid era South Africa looks at the trope from another perspective; this is a story of a white man Ben who sponsors a black boy's education The boy dies; the reason is police br

  4. says:

    I'm not going to dissect the story per se what I found most significant in this critical look is the man vs man dynamic The story takes place at the beginning of the black uprising in the various black townships in S Africa around 1970's in Soweto Ben Du Toit is a school teacher who is angered when someone he was close to Gordon the janitor at his school approaches him to free his son Jonathan from police custody for a riot in the

  5. says:

    Sometimes I love that I live under a rock Because then I read things like this book only to find out a movie was made of it starring

  6. says:

    I was introduced to the dream and nightmare that was South Africa around the same time A Dry White Season was published 1979 I was ten a 5th grader in an isolated rural western Washington town Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence for A Dry White Season was a bestseller upon publication in the United States but I recall our class watching a cartoon film of black African children each drawn with tight black curls and

  7. says:

    The Philippines also had its dry white season A long dry white season almost 14 years from the time the then President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972 up to the time he was deposed in a People Power revolution in 1986it is a dry white seasondark leaves don't last their brief lives dry outand with a broken heart they d

  8. says:

    I appreciated this book a lot when I read it for a writing course in college The second time around almost seven years later I found it to be sometimes tiresome and often predictable I have a terrible memory by the way so it's being predictable is the not the result of my ability to remember what was going to happen Written during t

  9. says:

    It has long been my habit to start a book by looking at the cover giving than a glance at the copyright page skimming the acknowledgements and scanning the table of contents before beginning the actual book Surprisingly the copyrig

  10. says:

    Ben du Toit it is me it is you Ben teaches the historyHis life is well organised between the school the church and his family He has nothing of a revolutionary he is an average Afrikaner And then his life is going to disr

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'n Droë Wit Seisoen

S and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair a uest for the truth that will have devastating conseuences for the teacher and his family as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies corruption and murder. It has long been my habit to start a book by looking at the cover giving than a glance at the copyright page skimming the acknowledgements and scanning the table of contents before beginning the actual book Surprisingly the copyright page occasionally offers something I might not find elsewhere This book offered than the usual fiction disclaimer Nothing in this novel has been invented and the climate history and circumstances from which it arises are those of South Africa today But separate events and people have been recast in the context of a novel in which they exist as fiction only It is not the surface reality that is important but the patterns and relationships underneath that surface Therefore all resemblance between the characters and incidents in this book and people and situat

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Esburg in a dark time of intolerance and state sanctioned apartheid A simple apolitical man he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies until the sudden arrest and subseuent suicide of a black janitor from Du Toit's school Haunted by new uestion. I was introduced to the dream and nightmare that was South Africa around the same time A Dry White Season was published 1979 I was ten a 5th grader in an isolated rural western Washington town Perhaps it wasn t a coincidence for A Dry White Season was a bestseller upon publication in the United States but I recall our class watching a cartoon film of black African children each drawn with tight black curls and toasted almond skin holding hands and singing as they paraded through streets made of simple gray lines The words they sang never left me We are marching to Pretoria We are marching to Pretoria Pretoria Pretoria We are marching to Pretoria Pretoria Hooorah Of course it would be years decades before the irony of those lyrics hit me What that film was why it was shown in our classroom

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As startling and powerful as when first published than two decades ago André Brink's classic novel A Dry White Season is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance the human condition and the heavy price of moralityBen Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johann. This is probably Brink s most deservedly famous book and I have been wanting to read since reading Rumours Of Rain last year It is an impassioned and often brutal account of what happens when an ordinary man uestions an authoritarian state in this case the apartheid South Africa of the 70sBen Du Toit is an ordinary Afrikaner school history teacher He becomes involved when the first son of his school s caretaker a boy who has worked for Ben s family dies while being held by the security police The caretaker Gordon Ngubene is unable to accept the official explanation and involves Ben in his investigations Gordon is arrested and also dies in custody and the police claim that he hanged himselfThe book follows Ben s dogged pursuit of the truth and how the apparatus of the state frustrates it u


About the Author: André Brink

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