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"The author has talent that turns pages, and she spins female characters who deal fiercely with their inheritance of violence by men." Gaiutra Bahadur, Ms. Magazine (read the entire Ms. Magazine review)

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Till We Can Keep an Animal is about a middle-aged woman who was attacked, raped and murdered in her home by armed robbers, Voysey-Briag says "I keep her alive so that her story continues. I invite her family members, those who are alive and dead, to tell their stories through her. She is the main protagonist and the narrator".

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Giving voice to the countless female victims of crime and homicide in South Africa, this disturbingly frank yet sensitively rendered tale is the harrowing account of a middle-aged woman who is attacked, raped, and murdered in her home by armed intruders.

Drawing overdue attention to South Africa's overwhelming history of violence against women, this revealing story is a beautiful, jarringly unfiltered account of an unimaginably cruel reality. Narrated with a cultural authenticity that is quintessentially South African and infused with an air of impossible hope and optimism, this literary journey delivers compelling insight that illuminates both the light and dark elements of human nature.

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Megan Voysey-Braig is the winner of the 2007/08 European Union Literary Award for Best First Novel.

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Antonia C. , November 8, 2009 (view all comments by Antonia C. )

We are the animal and this book is another example of how a well written story can humanize us. We become conscious of how bad actions result in a constant fight for survival and the only cure is being truthful and having respect for ourselves and others.
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ISBN:
9781770096394
Author:
Voysey-Braig, Megan
Publisher:
Jacana Media
Subject:
Urban Life
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.30x5.42x.72 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Jacana Media - English 9781770096394 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "The author has talent that turns pages, and she spins female characters who deal fiercely with their inheritance of violence by men." (read the entire Ms. Magazine review)
"Synopsis" by , Giving voice to the countless female victims of crime and homicide in South Africa, this disturbingly frank yet sensitively rendered tale is the harrowing account of a middle-aged woman who is attacked, raped, and murdered in her home by armed intruders.

Drawing overdue attention to South Africa's overwhelming history of violence against women, this revealing story is a beautiful, jarringly unfiltered account of an unimaginably cruel reality. Narrated with a cultural authenticity that is quintessentially South African and infused with an air of impossible hope and optimism, this literary journey delivers compelling insight that illuminates both the light and dark elements of human nature.

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