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You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town

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July 2008
About the book: 

Zoe Wicomb's complex and deeply evocative You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town  is among the most distinguished works of recent South African women's fiction. It is also among the only works of fiction that explored, in the nineteen-eighties already, the experience of coloured people in apartheid-era South Africa. 

In a timeless narrative constructed of vivid episodes that span almost thirty years in the protagonist's life, it details Frieda Shenton's coming of age as a woman, and as a writer. It is only as Frieda finds the courage to tell her 'terrible stories' - working through her tangled feelings for her family, her heritage, her country and her art - that she can at last begin to create her own place in a world where she has always felt herself an exile.

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About the Author
Zoë Wicomb is the author of You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town, David’s Story (winner of the M-Net prize), Playing in the Light and The One That Got Away. She lives in Glasgow where she is Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde. In 2013 she was awarded Yale’s inaugural Windham Campbell Prize for fiction.

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