Words in season

Words in season

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Words in Season is a selection of Schreiner's uncollected writings on key South African issues, supported by her own autobiographical pieces. It includes The Political Situation, written in collaboration with her husband in 1895; her Words in Season produced on the eve of the second Anglo-Boer War in 1899; and her Closer Union booklet of 1908 which defines her vision of a non-racial, non-sexist South Africa of the future. Olive Schreiner was the ninth child born to Methodist missionary parents on the remote Wittebergen Reserve in the Cape Colony in 1855. Perhaps best remembered for The Story of an African Farm, her combative journalism and subsequent role as a spokesperson for progressive causes ultimately resulted in her being posthumously awarded South Africa's highest honour, the Medal of the Order of Ikhamanga in Gold, 'for her exceptional contribution to literature and her commitment to the struggle for human rights and democracy'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 217 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports
  • 0143185411
  • 9780143185413

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