Fools & Other Stories – Kindle edition by Njabulo Ndebele. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. Fools and other stories. AUTHOR: Njabulo S Ndebele PUBLISHER: Raven Press . Reissued by Picador Africa ISBN: DATE: Reissued in. “FOOLS” AND OTHER STORIES. A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. University of Denver. In Partial Fulfilment .

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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. The first four Fools and Other Stories is a collection of five short stories set in black townships created by the apartheid goverment of South Africa. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years.

Fools and Other Stories

The strong Boer character was introduced but his fate was not concluded. Cut to new scene of teacher walking across fields.

The reader can only now search for enlightenment in a place deemed unenlightened by society: 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. This book does that. Ndebele makes a teacher operate within a white-influenced government and act on behalf of his students rather than become a vehicle for white oppressors.


Advanced search Search history. Sitaly rated it really liked it Mar 05, The Boer takes a whip out of the car handy for just this sort of situation and the headmaster flees with the whole school leaving our teacher standing alone in the open ground facing the irate Boer.

Lisanelle rated it did not like it Jan 24, Kim marked it as to-read Apr 02, She doesn’t go to the police but takes her guilt and shame home to her family. Is this a coincidence that I have seen the only three films in the festival touching this theme or are African male directors obsessed with this subject?

Preview — Fools by Njabulo S. The reader cannot so easily label Zamani when exposed to his benevolent inner thought processes.

Zani tries to persuade the township people to boycott the celebration of Dingaan’s Day because it marks the historical defeat of their the Zulu people at the hands of the Boers. Quotes from Fools And Other S Lack of subtitles did not increase my understanding The teacher walks away obviously wounded but still laughing with the Boer sitting on the ground ndebepe the crowd quietly watching him.


Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January The Boer gets out and demands in front of the whole school what the hell is going on.

Fools and other stories / Njabulo Ndebele | National Library of Australia

All are depicted as impersonal oppressors, and they only appear once except the principal, who appears twice. The first four stories are from the perspective of children, revealing fears and desires both universal and unique to their situation.

Open Nhabulo See a Problem? Books by Njabulo S. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Open Preview See a Problem? Works Cited Ndebele, Njabulo. The film is an adaptation of the short novel of the same name written by Njabulo Ndebele Fools Sefika Series by Njabulo S.

Fools and Other Stories is a collection hy five short stories set in black townships created by the apartheid goverment of South Africa. He has gone on to become one of the most powerful voices for cultural freedom on the whole of the African continent today. See all 3 questions about Fools And Other Stories….