The Silence of the Wilting Skin

The Silence of the Wilting Skin

3.31 (108 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.31 (108 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

In an African city, a nameless young woman living in the wards slowly begins to lose her identity: her skin color is peeling off, people are becoming invisible, and the city plans to destroy the train where they bury their dead. After the narrator is given a warning by her grandmother's dreamskin, things begin to fall apart. Struggling to hold onto a fluctuating reality, she prescribes herself insomnia in a desperate attempt to save her family.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 6mm | 132g
  • English
  • 1939056179
  • 9781939056177
  • 2,269,020

Review quote

"Motswana author Tsamaase debuts with a lyrical and incisive allegory about personal identity and cultural loss set in an unnamed, phantasmagoric African city. [...] Through magnetic prose, dream logic, and lush imagery, Tsamaase delivers a fierce political message. Suffused with both love and righteous anger, this atmospheric anticolonialist battle cry is a tour de force. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Rating details

108 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 11% (12)
4 35% (38)
3 31% (34)
2 18% (19)
1 5% (5)
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