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Sharmilla and Other Portraits

A collection of stories by


Featuring short stories that deliberately avoid references to the apartheid era, this literary collection introduces a new kind of South African literature about social transition. The edgy narratives follow a cast of characters, including a stadium manager, an AIDS patient, an office secretary, and displaced children, mothers, and domestic workers, as they cope with their situations. The result is a compelling cycle of radiant discoveries and secret undercurrents as the characters grope toward the future.


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April 2010 : South Africa Paperback

Title: Sharmilla, and Other Portraits
Author(s): Elleke Boehmer
ISBN: 1-77009-810-0 / 978-1-77009-810-7 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Jacana Media
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