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Absent - The English Teacher (Electronic book text)
Absent - The English Teacher (Electronic book text): John Eppel
Absent - The English Teacher (Electronic book text): John Eppel

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John Eppel

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When Mr George loses his job teaching English at a private secondary school in Bulawayo, his pension payout, after forty years of full-time service, bought him two jam doughnuts and a soft tomato. When he backs his uninsured white Ford Escort into a brand new Mercedes Benz, the out-of-court settlement sees him giving up his house to the complainant, Beauticious Nyamayakanuna, and becoming her domestic servant. Through the prism of this engaging post-colonial role reversal, and spiced with Georges lessons on Shakespeare, John Eppel draws down the curtain on one particular white man in Africa. But before its time to go, George will delight us with the antics of his literature classes; his various arrests all timed to coincide with the police chiefs need for help with essays on Hamlet and A Grain of Wheat; his keen eye for flora and fauna; and the long trek back through the hundred years of his familys Zimbabwean past, as he returns an abandoned child to her home. Eppel has satirized the racial politics of southern Africa in many of his previous novels. In Absent: The English Teacher he turns his gaze inwards for a generous and richly rewarding parody of the land of his birth.


Imprint: African Books Collective
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2009
Authors: John Eppel
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 166
ISBN-13: 978-6612868931
Barcode: 9786612868931
Categories: Books
LSN: 6612868937

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