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  • Rumours of Rain
  • André Brink
  • English
  • 04 March 2017
  • 9780006540137

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Read Rumours of Rain ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Winter in South Africa a time of searing drought angry stirrings in Soweto and the shadow of the Angolan conflict cast across the scorc. I will start with a little contextual background The Mookse and the Gripes group has chosen a historic Booker shortlist to discuss and evaluate in the way we have been discussing the most recent one and 1978 was the year that won the vote The 1978 prize was won by Iris Murdoch s The Sea the Sea which was a worthy winner but for me this book is almost as goodBrink s narrator Martin Mynhardt must have been constructed to personify the most unpalatable elements of apartheid South Africa and its Afrikaner ruling class He is a rich and successful businessman and mine owner who is arrogant insensitive exploitative and misogynistic As a narrative voice this takes some getting used to but Brink s talent is such that one almost feels sorry for him by the end of this tale which sees the cosy complacencies of his world and his attempts to keep its various elements separate dismantled piece by piece over the course of a long weekend He emerges as a nuanced character deeply flawed but very human The portrayals of his friends and family are skilfully drawn but also somewhat symbolic his best friend Bernard is a lawyer who has decided he has to fight the system and is on trial and his son Louis has come back from military service in Angola deeply disillusioned and uestioning The foreground events of the story cover Martin s reminiscences of a trip with his son to visit his mother on the family farm which he needs to persuade his mother to agree to leave and sell The narrative is full of asides and back stories with many events and people alluded to long before their stories are revealed in detail The events of the book seem all the relevant given what happened a dozen years later Brink s analysis of why the system had to change is impressive perceptive and prophetic Matthews Choice year that won the vote The 1978 prize was won by Iris Murdoch s The Sea the Sea which was a worthy winner but for me this book is almost as goodBrink s narrator Martin Mynhardt must have been constructed to personify the most unpalatable elements of apartheid South Africa and its Afrikaner ruling class He is a rich and successful businessman and mine owner who is arrogant insensitive exploitative and misogynistic As a narrative voice this takes some getting used to but Brink s talent is such that one almost feels sorry for him by the end of this tale which sees the cosy complacencies of his world and his attempts to keep its various elements separate dismantled piece by piece over the course of a long weekend He emerges as a nuanced character deeply flawed but very human The portrayals of his friends and family are skilfully drawn but also somewhat symbolic his best friend Bernard is a lawyer who has decided he has to fight the system and is on trial and his son Louis has come back from military service in Angola deeply disillusioned and uestioning The foreground events of the story cover Martin s reminiscences of a trip with his son to visit his mother on the family farm which he needs to persuade his mother to agree to leave and sell The narrative is full of asides and back stories with many events and people alluded to long before their stories are revealed in detail The events of the book seem all the relevant given what happened a dozen The Prince of Pleasure The Wilde Brothers #05 years later Brink s analysis of why the system had to change is impressive perceptive and prophetic

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Read Rumours of Rain ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S personal life In a few days the security of a lifetime is destroyed and Mynhardt is left to face the wreckage of his future back cove. I have to say this was a really hard read because I had such an early dislike for the main character not that one was supposed to feel that way but it was the nature of the person A historical perspective that I have never experienced and I feel I learned an incredible amount by reading

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Read Rumours of Rain ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Hed bush Martin Mynhardt a wealthy Afrikaner plans a weekend at his old family farm But his visit coincides with a time of crisis in hi. Well written complex shocking at times engaging A very intimate look into South Africa during apartheid from an unsympathetic Afrikaner s point of view The narrative unfolds slowly but it s well worth the time and effort Highly recommend