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Translated for the first time from Africa's native Zulu language, this novel set in apartheid-era rural South Africa follows an urban swindler as he attempts to take advantage of well-meaning but naive villagers, claiming to be on a mission of salvation--but in truth looking for instant riches. Both hilarious and tender, it explores the fateful confrontation between pastorTranslated for the first time from Africa's native Zulu language, this novel set in apartheid-era rural South Africa follows an urban swindler as he attempts to take advantage of well-meaning but naive villagers, claiming to be on a mission of salvation--but in truth looking for instant riches. Both hilarious and tender, it explores the fateful confrontation between pastoral benevolence and urban slyness in a peasant countryside that is being destroyed by the rapid loss of land and liberties....

Title : The Rich Man of Pietermaritzburg
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ISBN : 9780955233999
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Rich Man of Pietermaritzburg Reviews

  • Betsy
    2019-03-07 05:25

    This is an engaging story set in a rural village in S. Africa. It is a comedy of errors with a supposedly rich man from the big city who want a local man to set up a meeting with all the men of the village so that he can share some unspecified philanthropy on them. From the outset, the man's son has determined that the outsider is a scam artist, but because of customs of hospitality the head of the household becomes angry at both his son and his wife when they speak ill of the stranger. Some of the reviews indicated that this would be a tale that teens would enjoy. While I don't think teens would seek this out on their own, I can imagine it being a book assigned by a high school teacher to elucidate a culture very different from our own. If it was an assigned read, I think it might be one that teens would find much to discuss in it.