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Evening primrose

Author: Kopano Matlwa
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2018. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty, and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor ... When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa's public health care system. As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Medical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Matlwa, Kopano.
Evening primrose.
New York : Quercus, 2018
(DLC) 2017051543
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kopano Matlwa
ISBN: 9781635060324 163506032X 9781635060331 1635060338
OCLC Number: 1000584473
Notes: "First published in the United States by Quercus in 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 149 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Kopano Matlwa.

Abstract:

"Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty, and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor ... When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa's public health care system. As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the politically-minded Nyasha, Masechaba's eyes are opened to the rising xenophobic tension that carries echoes of apartheid. Battling her inner demons, she must decide if she should take a stand to help her best friend, even if it comes at a high personal cost. A powerfully insightful novel from "South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie" (The Bookseller), Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender, and the medical profession with tenderness and urgency"--
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