Zoë Wicomb





Zoë Wicomb


Born
in Namaqualand, South Africa
November 23, 1948


Zoë Wicomb attended the University of the Western Cape, and after graduating left South Africa for England in 1970, where she continued her studies at Reading University. She lived in Nottingham and Glasgow and returned to South Africa in 1990, where she taught for three years in the department of English at the University of the Western Cape She gained attention in South Africa and internationally with her first work, a collection of short stories , You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town (1987), which takes place during the apartheid era. Her second novel, David's Story (2002), takes place in 1991 toward the close of the apartheid era and uses the ambiguous classification of coloureds to explore racial identity. Playing in the Light, her third no ...more

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Playing in the Light

3.60 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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You Can't Get Lost in Cape ...

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David's Story

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October

3.24 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The One That Got Away

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David's Story

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Touch: Stories Of Contact

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