[PDF] Download ☆ Muriel | by ✓ Miriam Tlali Jan Kees van de Werk

By Miriam Tlali Jan Kees van de Werk | Comments: ( 805 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

Banned when it was first published in South Africa in 1979, Muriel at Metropolitan is set in a bustling furniture and electronics store catering for poor whites and blacks and describes the daily experiences of Muriel, the accounts typist Her relationship with her colleagues and her feelings about the stream of customers who come into the shop are depicted and illustrateBanned when it was first published in South Africa in 1979, Muriel at Metropolitan is set in a bustling furniture and electronics store catering for poor whites and blacks and describes the daily experiences of Muriel, the accounts typist Her relationship with her colleagues and her feelings about the stream of customers who come into the shop are depicted and illustrate life on the fringes of white society this novel She lives in Soweto and is now a professional writer She has published a collection of short stories Mihloti, and a second novel, Amandla, in South Africa.


  • Title: Muriel
  • Author: Miriam Tlali Jan Kees van de Werk
  • ISBN: 9062651763
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Miriam Tlali Jan Kees van de Werk

Miriam Tlali born 11 November 1933 is a South African novelist She was the first black woman in South Africa to publish a novel, Muriel at Metropolitan, in 1979 She was also one of the first to write about Soweto.Miriam Masoli Tlali was born in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, and attended St Cyprian s Anglican School and then Madibane High School She studied at the University of the Witwatersrand until it was closed to Blacks during the apartheid era she later went to the University of Roma, Lesotho She left there because of lack of funds, and became an office clerk.Tlali s first book, Muriel at Metropolitan 1979 originally called Between Two Worlds , is a semi autobiographical work and its viewpoint is a new one in South African literature She later wrote other books, inclusing Amandla 1980 , Mihloti 1984 , and Footprints in the Quag 1989 from



Comments Muriel

  • Highlyeccentric

    This was an odd book - it dealt almost exclusively with the protagonist's work life, and was more episodic than plot-driven. Her husband never even got a name. Muriel herself only started to pick up character development about halfway through: for the most part she is an observer and commentator on the world around her.I did really like this book, though. Muriel's internal POV is a nice place to be: wry, insightful, starkly aware of the race politics around her, but generous to everyone. The pro [...]


  • Sabrina Robinson

    Written from the perspective of a black working woman in South Africa during apartheid. Reminds me in some aspects of things I've read about the South (of America) Institutionalized racism, stupid rules (can't use the same bathrooms), a certain degree of anger and fear, a certain degree of resignation. I don't know much about South Africa, so I don't know how historically accurate this is, but Muriel's story is frustrating. So many of the characters want change, but are unsure of or scared of ho [...]


  • Adam

    Muriel is an office worker at Metropolitan Radio, a shop in Johannesburg selling radios and household goods to both 'white' and mostly 'black' people. Many of the customers buy goods on an installment plan; many of them are unable to pay the installments. Muriel is 'black' but has to work in close proximity to 'white' office workers. In this book, Muriel describes many episodes during her career at Metropolitan during the 1970s, in the depth of the apartheid era in South Africa.This book provide [...]


  • Aidan Gibson

    This is a quite interesting book. Episodic, with details almost thrown in--it takes until the middle of the book to discover Muriel is married with children, for example. Muriel is an excellent observer, and the book is a commentary on all that is going around her. In that sense, it allows oneself to understand her experience, and is quite realistic in that way. It's political but delivered in a way that is engaging and wry, not didactically.


  • N.

    You'd think a book describing a Black woman's experience during apartheid-era South Africa would be interesting--but it's not.


  • Els

    stukgelezen/stukgelezen


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