Speak the Truth, Laughing
By (author) Rose Zwi
Normal Price: $21.95
Your Price: $19.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.99 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Speak the Truth, Laughing by Rose Zwi
Book DescriptionThe characters in these eleven stories range from a political activist, in the apartheid years, released from a South African jail into a seemingly uncaring world, to a child of immigrant parents living between two cultures; from the daughter of a tribal chief who returns from the city to her arid homeland in the heart of Africa, to the tragic love of a Rabbi and his wife in an East European shelter; from a dingo pursued to its inevitable end by the people of a small Australian town, to a South African farmer who allows his land to revert to its natural state. In her struggle to arrive at the truth of a situation, Rose Zwi's stories are leavened with humour and humanity. In the story which gives the name to this collection 'To Speak the Truth, Laughing', a politically inexperienced white woman joins an illegal march into a black township to protest against the arrest of black schoolchildren who have rebelled against the system. In another story, 'Conquest of America', a writer arrives in New York in search of a literary agent. Her present agent has axed her. "You must know lots of people in New York," he says as he bundles her into a taxi with her dog-eared manuscripts." Not a soul," she replies. "Lovely," he says in a distracted manner. "Let's have coffee sometime." International award-winning author Rose Zwi has penned a joyous collection of stories bringing together Australian and South African lives.
Buy Speak the Truth, Laughing book by Rose Zwi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781876756215
(140mm x 215mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Spinifex Press
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Rose Zwi
Another Year in Africa, Paperback (May 1995)
They came from the stetl to a new land, to a new life. Another year in Africa, they said, another year in exile. Six-year-old Ruth is haunted by memories of tragedy and persecution that are not even h
Safe Houses, Paperback (May 1993)» View all books by Rose Zwi
Against the background of the escalating violence of the 1980s, this novel tells the story of three families - black, Afrikaans and Jewish - who are inextricably bound by love, hate, hope and betrayal. Other work by the author includes "The Umbrella Tree", "Another Year in Africa" and "Exiles".
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Speak the Truth, Laughing book by Rose Zwi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.