Imaginings of sand is a south african novel by andr brink published in 1996 the author wrote the book in afrikaans and in english it is set in south africa at the time of the first democratic elections plot summary. Imaginings of sand by andr brink was a second novel i recently encountered where an old woman close to death related a life story the books central character is ouma kristina an unconventional afrikaner lady bed ridden and severely burned after her house was torched by raiders. Imaginings of sand by andr brink is simply put a masterpiece not only does it bring convincing characters to life flesh out the history of a people portray the fortunes of a family coping with imposed and unwanted change it also addresses one of the main political events of the late twentieth century. Imaginings of sand by andre brink and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom. South africa as a new nation is barely two years old and already it has a magnificent world class celebratory novel though it could have done with a more meaningful title
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