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Imaginings of Sand

(1996)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Andre Brink has had a long career as a South African novelist, one that has provided him a forum for voicing his opposition to apartheid. Imaginings of Sand depicts the country as it makes the transition to democracy, just as Kristien Muller returns from self-imposed exile to the bedside of her dying grandmother, Ouma Kristina. At age 103 matriarchal Ouma is a fountain of family history and white South African legend, and to her grandaughter she passes on tales--magically unreal at times--that link the oppression suffered by women and blacks. While immersed in these fables of memory and emotion, Kristien must also deal with the current reality: a hostile family and authorities discomfited by the impending transition of power.

    

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February 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Imaginings of Sand
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-436-20259-X / 978-0-436-20259-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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October 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Imaginings of Sand
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-15-100224-X / 978-0-15-100224-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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February 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Imaginings Of Sand
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-7493-9587-7 / 978-0-7493-9587-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Imaginings of Sand
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-15-600658-8 / 978-0-15-600658-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest Books
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January 1996 : UK Paperback

Title: Imaginings of Sand
Author(s): Andre Brink
ISBN: 0-436-20355-3 / 978-0-436-20355-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Imaginings Of Sand
Author(s): Andre Brink
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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