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Agaat

Marlene Van Niekerk

Agaat

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Published by Jonathan Ball in conjunction with Tafelberg in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • South Africa -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published in Afrikaans in 2004.

    StatementMarlene van Niekerk ; translated from the Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns.
    GenreFiction.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination695 p. ;
    Number of Pages695
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21548587M
    ISBN 101868422569
    ISBN 109781868422562
    OCLC/WorldCa76990336

    Click to read more about The way of the women by Marlene Van Niekerk. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(18). Description of the book "Agaat": Set in apartheid South Africa, "Agaat" portrays the unique relationship between Milla, a year-old white woman, and her black maidservant turned caretaker, Agaat. Through flashbacks and diary entries, the reader learns about Milla's past.


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Agaat, which won the Sunday Times Literary Prize and the Hertzog Prizewas translated as The Way of the Women by Michiel Heyns, who won the Sol Plaatje Award for his translation. The Eve’s Bayou director will both adapt and direct the feature film version of Marlene van Niekerk’s Agaat.

Kasi Lemmons is scheduled to finish. Directed by Oliver Schmitz. With Pdf Redgrave, Carolina Carlsson, Sverrir Gudnason. Adopted into a white apartheid era family in South Africa, and then cast aside into the servant's quarters by the woman she considered her mother, Agaat fights to .Marlene van Niekerk's Agaat (), which was translated from the Afrikaans into Download pdf by Michiel Heyns, examines the relationship between a dying white woman and her Coloured carer.

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