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this is not about sadness #2020

this is not about sadness In this is not about sadness an unlikely friendship between two complex and traumatised London based women one an older Jamaican the other a young South African is explored through each character

  • Title: this is not about sadness
  • Author: Olumide Popoola
  • ISBN: 9783897716025
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • this is not about sadness By Olumide Popoola, In this is not about sadness, an unlikely friendship between two complex and traumatised London based women, one an older Jamaican, the other a young South African, is explored through each character s use of specific language to relate to space, memory and silence The lyrical dual narration allows vernacular language to shape the structure and flow, echoing call and respIn this is not about sadness, an unlikely friendship between two complex and traumatised London based women, one an older Jamaican, the other a young South African, is explored through each character s use of specific language to relate to space, memory and silence The lyrical dual narration allows vernacular language to shape the structure and flow, echoing call and response modes familiar to international storytelling traditions.The novel follows pensioner Mrs Thompson s and young activist Tebo s developing friendship and the problems that arise due to their different views on political issues Their conflictive personalities make for an unusual pair and both carry unspoken trauma When Tebo cries one day to offer empathy for Mrs Thompson s pain, the silence is broken Their bond is sealed through the acknowledgment of the other s pain, the personal histories arrive in a space where understanding difference creates possibility for healing and alliance.

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