Thursday, July 7, 2011

Not Particularly Attractive People? - Alexander Kok

In A Voice in the Dark, published in 2002 by Emerson Edition Ltd., the author, a South African, describes his life in Britain from 1938 to 1963, first as a student and then as a professional cellist. In this book, with a provocative title, explained in the preface, he examines his background through the eyes of his parents, whose respective forebears had by 1900 lived and worked in Africa for more than 250 years, experiencing it’s ups and, more often, it’s many downs, ending in the destruction in 1902 of the two Boer republics of the Freestate and Transvaal. He explains why his mother and three brothers came to live in London in September 1938, while his father remained in South Africa.

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