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Kafkas Curse

Achmat Dangor

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ISBN : 9780375704628
Paperback
240 pages
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Dangor writes lyrical...beautiful prose. Kafkas Curse is....full of cries that go on ringing in the head. The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the award-winning South African poet Achmat Dangor, an extraordinary American debut and an imaginativeMoreDangor writes lyrical...beautiful prose. Kafkas Curse is....full of cries that go on ringing in the head. —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the award-winning South African poet Achmat Dangor, an extraordinary American debut and an imaginative reinterpretation of an old Arabic fairy tale unfolds in five magical narratives set in post-apartheid South Africa.Kafkas Curse is the story of Oscar Kahn (born Omar Khan), a colored Muslim architect passing as a Jewish man, married to a white woman, who eventually experiences a mysterious physical transformation, the likes of which no one can explain. As his brother Malik, a politician firmly rooted in Islam, tries to come to terms with his brothers betrayal, he abandons both his principles and his family when he falls in love with Amina, Omars beautiful psychotherapist. With the hauntingly lyrical and rich allegory of Kafkas Curse, Achmat Dangor commands a position at the forefront of contemporary literature.