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Jesus Is Indian and Other Stories (89 Edition)by Agnes Sam
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Could an Indian woman love an African man? How would Indians have described the crossing from India to Africa? The Indian community in South Africa has been largely ignored by writers and historians. In these stories, Agnes Sam has given vivid and imaginative life to the "hidden history." She explores the Indians' struggle with vastly differing cultures — African, Indians, and European — frequently focusing on the experience of women, who also must contend with a male-dominated society. Agnes Sam's South African childhood and her Indian past provide the inspiration for this collection of bright, vibrant, humorous, and compassionate short stories.
15 stories featuring Indian immigrants to South Africa, and frequently focusing on the experiences of women. The ideas arose from the author's own researches into the history of her great-grandfather, an indentured labourer who arrived in the colony in 1860 and achieved his freedom in 1913.
The Indian community in South Africa has been largely ignored by writers and historians. In these stories, Agnes Sam has given vivid and imaginative life to the "hidden history."
About the Author
Agnes Sam was born in 1942, the great-granddaughter of indentured labourers from India who were shipped to South Africa in the nineteenth century. She was brought up in Port Elizabeth, and had a Catholic education. She attended university at Roma, Lesotho and Zimbabwe and taught science in Zambia. In 1973 she was exiled from South Africa and came to England, where she studied English Literature at the University of York. She revisited South Africa twenty years later, in 1993, to attend South Africa's first conference on democracy and academic freedom, held at Fort Hare university. A number of her stories have been published in periodicals and anthologies, and she has has two plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She now lives in York.
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