Asleep Awake Asleep
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91 Pages
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The thirty-nine stories in Asleep Awake Asleep can be read as a hand-drawn narrative map, charting the course of a country�s turbulent history. Together they tell a coming of age and a coming to consciousness story, as Rip � child, adult, journalist, partner, mother � revisits milestones marked and signposts ignored or unseen. Set in the suburbs and newsrooms of South African towns and cities and their wilder surrounds, there are vignettes of relationships; tales of political assassinations, murder and betrayal, and questions asked about complicity and reparation.

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Published 22 May 2019
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EAN13 9781928215790
Language English
Document size 1 MB

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Published in 2019 by Modjaji Books
Cape Town, South Africa
www.modjajibooks.co.za
© Jo-Ann Bekker
Jo-Ann Bekker has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this work.
All rights reserved.
No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,
mechanical or electronic, including photocopying or recording, or be stored in any
information storage or retrieval system without permission from the publisher.
Edited by Alison Lowry
Cover text and artwork by Jesse Breytenbach
Book layout by Andy Thesen
Set in Berling
ISBN print: 978-1-928215-78-3
ISBN ebook: 978-1-928215-79-0To Guy, Leo, DavidC o n t e n t s
1
Dolphins left a chocolate in the fridge
2
Transplanted
Starlings
Shards
Chosen
Hypocrites
Lesson
Helen and the mountain
Profile
Baby dolls
Danger Point
3
I was wearing jeans
Riptide
Carousel
Fallacies
Tongue-tied
Amnesia
Peripheral
Caged
Other mothers
4
Separate schedules
We arrive in the winter
Rosalind
A garden full
Jay & the lynx
Contractions
Confessions
Stone cold
Swimming with crocodiles
5
Skin
Candlelit
Rapunzel
Visiting rites
Alphabetically
The Good Housekeeping Magazine Quiz
Game farm
Displays
What Nombuyiselo said6
EmbersAlthough its math is precise, time has the texture of magic.
– Lily Hoang
All fiction is the factual refracted.
– Ivan Vladislaviç