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Achmat Dangor

Bitter Fruit

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: Republic of South Africa

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Title of the work

Bitter Fruit

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

Worldwide

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2001

First Edition Details

Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit. Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2001, 254 pp.

ISBN

9780802170064

Genre

Fiction
Novels

Target Audience

Age restriction 18+

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Eleanor Anneh Dasi, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, wandasi5@yahoo.com

Emmaculate Manyu, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, manyuemma@gmail.com 

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Daniel Nkemleke, University of Yaoundé 1, nkemlekedan@yahoo.com 

Elizabeth Hale, University of New England, ehale@une.edu.au

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Achmat Dangor , b. 1948
(Author)

Achmat Dangor is African writer of Asian and Dutch blood roots. He has written a number of books including Waiting for Leila (1981) and Khafka’s Curse (1997), all of which were influenced by the apartheid system of government of South Africa at the time. His anti-apartheid activism brought him close to the former South Africa leader, Nelson Mandela, and famous apartheid anti-campaigner, Destmund Tutu. He was one-time manager of the Nelson Mandela Trust Fund, as well as a Trust Fund set up by Tutu and other politicians to victims of the apartheid system and their families.


Source:

Young, Elaine. "Interview with Achmat Dangor." Kunapipi 24 (1&2) 2002 Full Version (2002): 52.


Bio prepared by Eleanor Anneh Dasi, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, wandasi5@yahoo.com and Emmaculate Manyu, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, manyuemma@gmail.com


Summary

Work in progress

Analysis

Work in progress


Further Reading

Field, Roger. “Coming home, coming out: Achmat Dangor’s journeys through myth and Constantin Cavafy.” English Studies in Africa, 54(2), 2011, p. 103-117.

Liakos, Antonio. “The Making of the Greek History: The Construction of national time.” In Jacques Revel and Giovanni Levi (eds). Political Uses of the Past: The Recent Mediterranean Experience. London: Frank Cass, 2001, pp. 27-42. 

Akpome, A., “Child and Youth Protagonists in Habila’s Measuring Time and Dangor’s Bitter Fruit”, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 2018, Vol.55(2), pp. 4-20.

Hesiod. Works and Days.

Sophocles. Oedipus Rex.

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Title of the work

Bitter Fruit

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

Worldwide

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2001

First Edition Details

Achmat Dangor, Bitter Fruit. Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2001, 254 pp.

ISBN

9780802170064

Genre

Fiction
Novels

Target Audience

Age restriction 18+

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Eleanor Anneh Dasi, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, wandasi5@yahoo.com

Emmaculate Manyu, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, manyuemma@gmail.com 

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Daniel Nkemleke, University of Yaoundé 1, nkemlekedan@yahoo.com 

Elizabeth Hale, University of New England, ehale@une.edu.au

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Achmat Dangor (Author)

Achmat Dangor is African writer of Asian and Dutch blood roots. He has written a number of books including Waiting for Leila (1981) and Khafka’s Curse (1997), all of which were influenced by the apartheid system of government of South Africa at the time. His anti-apartheid activism brought him close to the former South Africa leader, Nelson Mandela, and famous apartheid anti-campaigner, Destmund Tutu. He was one-time manager of the Nelson Mandela Trust Fund, as well as a Trust Fund set up by Tutu and other politicians to victims of the apartheid system and their families.


Source:

Young, Elaine. "Interview with Achmat Dangor." Kunapipi 24 (1&2) 2002 Full Version (2002): 52.


Bio prepared by Eleanor Anneh Dasi, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, wandasi5@yahoo.com and Emmaculate Manyu, ENS, University of Yaoundé 1, manyuemma@gmail.com


Summary

Work in progress

Analysis

Work in progress


Further Reading

Field, Roger. “Coming home, coming out: Achmat Dangor’s journeys through myth and Constantin Cavafy.” English Studies in Africa, 54(2), 2011, p. 103-117.

Liakos, Antonio. “The Making of the Greek History: The Construction of national time.” In Jacques Revel and Giovanni Levi (eds). Political Uses of the Past: The Recent Mediterranean Experience. London: Frank Cass, 2001, pp. 27-42. 

Akpome, A., “Child and Youth Protagonists in Habila’s Measuring Time and Dangor’s Bitter Fruit”, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 2018, Vol.55(2), pp. 4-20.

Hesiod. Works and Days.

Sophocles. Oedipus Rex.

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