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A senior photographer introduces a young man to the intricacies of photography. 'If,' he says, 'I try to imagine the lives going on in all these houses, the domestic dramas, the family sagas, it seems impossibly complicated. How could you ever do justice to something so rich in detail? You couldn't do it in a novel, let alone a photograph.'

The novel follows the young man's broken path, as he goes overseas, finds a career, and then comes back to a changed Johannesburg. In the process, the book develops an ever-widening perspective not only on change in the country, but also on questions to do with seeing and being seen.

It brings into sharp focus South Africa's recent history and the difficulty of depicting it.


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A senior photographer introduces a young man to the intricacies of photography. 'If,' he says, 'I try to imagine the lives going on in all these houses, the domestic dramas, the family sagas, it seems impossibly complicated. How could you ever do justice to something so rich in detail? You couldn't do it in a novel, let alone a photograph.'

The novel follows the young man's broken path, as he goes overseas, finds a career, and then comes back to a changed Johannesburg. In the process, the book develops an ever-widening perspective not only on change in the country, but also on questions to do with seeing and being seen.

It brings into sharp focus South Africa's recent history and the difficulty of depicting it.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Umuzi

Country of origin

South Africa

Release date

May 2011

Availability

Expected to ship within 5 - 10 working days

Authors

Dimensions

210 x 140 x 15mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

203

ISBN-13

978-1-4152-0132-9

Barcode

9781415201329

Categories

LSN

1-4152-0132-3



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