Wednesday, December 24, 2003

The Other Side of Silence by Andre Brink

I am still in South Africa, enjoying a break and being home. Just finished reading Andre Brink's "The Other Side of Silence", hardly light holiday reading! A very violent and disturbing book about the German occupation of Nambia (then South West Africa) in the early part of the 1900s. The book is interesting though mainly because the main protagonists are all women, and secondly because it deals with the subject of revenge. It is an important, albeit haunting, contribution in this regard. Now for something lighter....like Christmas.