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Fools And Other Stories by Njabulo S. Ndebele

Ndebele shows how teachers can be portrayed in South African literature not as caricatures of white men, but as strong black role models with great power in the classroom. She doesn’t go to the police but takes her guilt and shame home to her family.

The first four stories are from the perspective of children, revealing fears and desires both universal and unique to their situation. The University of Cambridge awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Law inand he was made an honorary fellow of Churchill College in As a public figure he is known for his incisive insights in nnjabulo on a range of public issues in South Africa.

Nompumelelo Mc rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Poppy rated it liked it Nov 10, Nov 06, Matt rated it really liked it. Jared Kawalsky rated it really liked it Oct 26, Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nonhlanhla Nhleko marked it as to-read Jul 24, Mimi’s brother Zani comes back from Swaziland where he has graduated from high school and is full of fervour for the black struggle against apartheid.

Must read more South African literature of this type.

Fools and Other Stories

This edition contains commentary by Bhekizizwe Peterson Wits Universityquestions for class discussion and activities. The teacher offers no resistance to this unwarranted attack and starts to laugh maniacally at the Boer. Refresh and try again. To deem Ndebele hypocritical based on this observation, however, would be rash. Manchester University Press, Ndebele moves out of the books of his fellow writers, and at times out of his own essay, and the result is a social language inclusive of protagonists and antagonists, and those who fall in the middle.


Fools is one b my all-time favourites and I shall just give a short summary of the film as other reviews seem to be rather misleading.

All are depicted as impersonal oppressors, and they only appear once except the principal, who appears twice. Zamani puts aside his feelings for Mimi and regards her strictly as a student. He has done public service in South Africa in nsebele areas of broadcasting policy, school curriculum in history, and more recently as chair of a government commission on the development and use of African languages as media of instruction in South African higher education.

Chad Cowgill rated it did not like it Jul 27, The gratitude of parents! He is also a Fellow of UCT. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years. It’s so lacking in pompous posturing. Published by Readers International first published Foolls 1st To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Not until halfway through the story does Zamani explicitly name his crime: Books by Njabulo S.

I’m interested in the njabklo people react under those conditions. But here we see real people in real situations and the politics takes care of itself. Olivia rated it it was amazing Jul 30, He or she must attempt to understand Zamani rather than define him, to arrive at knowledge of his humanity rather than a verdict of his morality. Worst of all, in a profound misreading of the situation and lack of judgement, he rapes one of his students who brings a gift round to his house to thank him for helping her get through her exams.


Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January The teacher walks away obviously wounded but still laughing with the Boer sitting on the ground and the crowd quietly watching him. Really nice to read this and find its not all politics in your face. Founded after the bloody Soweto riots of the mids, the magazine took as its symbol the staffriders, un-ticketed commuters from the black townships who every day clung onto or balanced on top of buses and trains to get into the cities to work.

Kim marked it as to-read Apr 02, To ask other readers questions about Foolsplease sign up. A lot of potential, but all the vaguely pedophilic stuff didn’t really payoff and detracted from the more promising political elements of the novel. He drinks too much, he is nearing divorce with his wife, and he tries to avoid being pressurised by his politically motivated acquaintances in order to have a quiet life.

The setting grounds the characters, but does not limit the extent to which we may explore the facets of their social, romantic, and professional lives. Ndebele makes these exceptions njabuulo his own manifesto because Zamani fulfills the dual role of both protagonist and antagonist.

The stone hits the car accidentally, missing its intended target, Zani, with whom Meneer is enraged because of his incessant protesting against the nationalist, Afrikaner holiday.

Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Lack of subtitles did not increase my understanding Ndebele evokes township life with humor and subtlety, These stories from the closing days of apartheid rule in South Africa won the Noma Award, Africa’s highest literary award, and announced Njabulo Ndebele as an assured and impressive literary voice.