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The Quiet Violence of Dreams

(2001)
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The Quiet Violence of Dreams is set in Cape Town's cosmopolitan neighborhoods - Observatory, Mowbray and Sea Point - where subcultures thrive and alternative lifestyles are tolerated. The plot revolves around Tshepo, a student at Rhodes, who gets confined to a Cape Town mental institution after an episode of 'cannabis-induced psychosis'. He escapes but is returned to the hospital and completes his rehabilitation, earns his release - and promptly terminates his studies. He now works as a waiter and shares an apartment with a newly released prisoner. The relationship with his flatmate deteriorates and Tshepo loses his job at the Waterfront. Desperate for an income, he finds work at a male massage parlour, using the pseudonym Angelo. The novel explores Tshepo-Angelo's coming to consciousness of his sexuality, sexual orientation, and place in the world.

    

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"What a great writer of the post-apartheid era!" - Zakes Mda


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March 2014 : South Africa Paperback
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Title: The Quiet Violence of Dreams
Author(s): K Sello Duiker
ISBN: 0-7957-0594-8 / 978-0-7957-0594-6 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Kwela Books
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January 2001 : South Africa Paperback
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Title: The Quiet Violence of Dreams
Author(s): K Sello Duiker
ISBN: 0-7957-0120-9 / 978-0-7957-0120-7 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Kwela Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA