The violent gestures of life (Paperback)


Gift is fourteen when he becomes an inmate of Qalakabusha youth reformatory. Casualty of a `bad upbringing', he takes out his anger in predictable ways, veering onto a path of crime that lands him behind bars. It is there amid the unremitting harshness of prison life that he has to find in himself the insights that will allow him to emerge from victimhood into personhood. This is a novel about incarceration by one who understands it from the inside.

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Gift is fourteen when he becomes an inmate of Qalakabusha youth reformatory. Casualty of a `bad upbringing', he takes out his anger in predictable ways, veering onto a path of crime that lands him behind bars. It is there amid the unremitting harshness of prison life that he has to find in himself the insights that will allow him to emerge from victimhood into personhood. This is a novel about incarceration by one who understands it from the inside.

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Imprint

University of KwaZulu-Natal Press

Country of origin

South Africa

Release date

June 2014

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Expected to ship within 5 - 10 working days

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Dimensions

219 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

165

ISBN-13

978-1-86914-278-0

Barcode

9781869142780

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LSN

1-86914-278-0



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