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  • Title: The Raw Man
  • Author: George Makana Clark
  • ISBN: 9780224090469
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover

  • It begins with a journey In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledgling nation of Zimbabwe, Sergeant Gordon s story has come to rest He has borne it across drought blasted floodplains and highlands, fleeing the copper mine which was his prison for many years Back there in the underground darkness his story first took form, told as it came to him in patterns andIt begins with a journey In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledgling nation of Zimbabwe, Sergeant Gordon s story has come to rest He has borne it across drought blasted floodplains and highlands, fleeing the copper mine which was his prison for many years Back there in the underground darkness his story first took form, told as it came to him in patterns and pieces, forwards and backwards in time, until it became a breathing, speaking entity, moving out through the tunnels.In sections oscillating between the material and spiritual worlds we learn Gordon s story in reverse, from the military, to adolescent rebellion, a patchwork education and the brutal initiations of youth back to childhood, birth and beyond We travel the scarred landscapes of Southern Africa a fractured region contending with its own history and a terrible present reality Gordon must do the same reading the blood stories of those he meets, uncovering in visions the secrets of his own ancestry.The Raw Man is a unique and powerful first novel, a mixing of reality and myth and histories real and imagined It is a story which has never before been told, a conjuring of an extraordinary place and time which reverberates beyond the pages Reminiscent in its intensity to Joseph Conrad, in its scope to J M Coetzee, and in its storytelling to Jorge Luis Borges, The Raw Man is a revelatory work of fiction, and one that is impossible to forget.
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    Commentaires:

    Adam Johnson
    This dark, graceful novel challenges all the conventions as it traces the life of Sergeant Gordon backward through time, from his death in the novel's opening, to his birth on the final page. Set in Africa and filled with the oral traditions of Shona and Xhosa storytelling, the narrative straddles Zimbabwe's war of independence from the perspective of a working-class family from the white minority rule that's been hiding its mixed-race heritage. The result is mythic and dark and oracular. Along [...]

    Alistair Pyke
    The almost reverse timeline narrative structure is a bit off putting, especially if you take a little while to read the whole book. You are required to remember seemingly insignificant details in case they turn out to be very significant indeed. The structure does make it more interesting though, and more heart wrenching at times. You can see how early life has played a huge part in determining how life has turned out for the main character.

    Rose
    This thrilling novel spans the birth of a nation -- Zimbabwe -- and the life story of one man who seems to embody its horrors and contradictions. The novel's reverse chronology reveals secrets in a way that is particularly satisfying. In this novel the magic of the ancestors is potent while their prophets are just as misguided as those of the west. The language is spare yet evocative, studded with surprising images and haunting moments. Reading The Raw Man made me realize something -- modern Afr [...]

    Frédéric
    Grim and mystical story of a doomed quadroon in Rhodesia, as it was called back then, embracing his cultural heritage contrary to his shameful father. The book starts with Gordon's death, at peace at last, and jump backwards to his birth letting us know more of the hardships of his life, his roots and the bewitching Africa that gave him birth.Somber yet fascinating.

    George
    Now one of my favorite books. A work of genius. A novel that needs to be reread to be fully enjoyed.Wonderful details, wonderful poetic writing, a very interesting structure and setting. Extremely unique, I can't recommend it enough.

    KatherineJ Barrett
    I discovered George Makana Clark's short stories in Witness and Ecotone -- and they're among the best I've ever read. The Hippo Hunters is unforgettable. Similar themes and characters appear in The Raw Man. It's a book that demands to be read twice, at least. So why no book cover on ?

    Sara
    When I started this book I thought it was going to be one that I could really get my teeth into. However, after a few chapters I was starting to doubt it and probably gave up around a quarter of the way through. I very rarely give up on books but just couldn't get any further with this one.

    !Tæmbuŝu
    KOBOBOOKSReviewed by The Guardian

    Valerie Jaafari
    pas mal sur l'afrique mais c'est un peu noir

    Gerda Pickin
    an unusual tale told in reverse chronology

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