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Book Information: Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, the

Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, the (2006) [Novel]
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Set in Namibia just after independence in the early 1990s, Peter Orners first novel is a chronicle of the long days, short loves, and cold nights at Goas, an all-boys Catholic primary school so deep in the veld that even the baboons feel sorry for us. Though physically isolated in semi-desert beneath a relentless sun, the people of Goas create an alternate, more fertile universe through the stories they tell each other. The book's central character is Mavala Shikongo, a combat veteran who fought in Namibias long war for independence against South Africa. She has recently returned to the school with a child, but no husband. Mavala is modern, restless, and driven, in sharp contrast to conservative Goas. All the male teachers (including a bumbling but observant volunteer from Cincinnati) try not to fall in love with her. Everyone fails immediately and miserably. This extraordinary first novel explores the history of a place through the stories of its people. But above all its about the fleetingness of love and the endurance of fellowship.

Original title: The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, the

Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, the (2006)
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Language: English

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Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, the (2006)


ISBN: 0316735809

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