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Athol Fugard – Tsotsi

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

South African author and playwright Athol Fugard’s recently-published novel Tsotsi, is a compelling and brutal tale that follows the life of the story’s eponymous protagonist.

Set in Sophiatown — a black township in Johannesburg that was razed in the 1950s to make way for homes for the whites — Fugard uses the oppression of the apartheid regime that segregated the lives of the country’s black and white populations, as a backdrop for the novel’s main setting: deep-rooted racism, the abject poverty of the black community, brooding violence. read more…

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