A Shattering of Silence
Faith's childhood is shattered when she witnesses a massacre in her village in rural Mozambique. She escapes, but loses everything - her parents, her home, her identity and her voice. A Shattering of Silence charts Faith's quest to find a place for herself in war-torn Mozambique, where she is caught between the white colonials and the local resistance. Karodia's fastmoving novel undermines traditional views of the role of women and the nature of resistance. It is a spirited response to the brutalising effects of war.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Farida Karodia
Farida Karodia - novelist, short story writer, playwright and film-maker - was born and raised in a small town in South Africa. In 1968, after stints teaching in South Africa and Zambia, the South African government withdrew her passport and she left the country of her birth for Canada, where she produced her first, acclaimed novel, Daughters of the Twilight. Two collections of short stories - Coming Home and Other Stories and Against an African Sky - and three novels - A Shattering of Silence, Other Secrets and Boundaries - followed. Returning to South Africa in 1994, she now divides her time between Johannesburg and Vancouver.