Zoe Wicomb





Zoe Wicomb

Author profile


born
Namaqualand, South Africa
gender
female


About this author

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


Average rating: 3.58 · 701 ratings · 83 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
You Can't Get Lost in Cape ...
by
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Playing in the Light: A Novel
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
David's Story
by
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
October: A Novel
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The One That Got Away: Shor...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In Piena Luce
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
Des Vies Sans Couleur: Roman
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2008
Rate this book
Clear rating
October
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bländad av ljuset
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Granta Book of the Afri...
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Zoe Wicomb…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Great African Reads: This topic has been closed to new comments. The general idea 25 38 Nov 24, 2011 02:37AM  
Romance Readers R...: 2014 Read the Season Welsh Edition: GWANWYN (Spring) 99 330 Jun 30, 2014 01:36PM  
Reading with Style: Author Chains 49 91 Aug 02, 2014 03:03PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Completed Tasks: Do Not Delete Posts 2695 470 Aug 31, 2014 08:59PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Summer 2014 1235 111 Aug 31, 2014 09:03PM  
Around the World ...: DeeDee 2014 Frequent Flier 41 120 Nov 24, 2014 05:41PM  
Novel Books &...: Level 1 of the Serious Readers Challenge for 2014 653 1411 Jan 11, 2015 09:28AM  
Novel Books &...: Decades Challenge: 2014 (January 4, 2014 to January 5, 2015) 406 726 Jan 18, 2015 04:14PM  
Around the World ...: South Africa 26 334 Apr 14, 2015 03:59AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Zoe to Goodreads.