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Jimfish : or ten years on the wrong side of history
Jimfish : or ten years on the wrong side of history
Hope, Christopher2015
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In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, SA, claiming to have been kidnapped as a baby. The Sergeant, whose job it is to sort the local people by colour, and thereby determine their fate, peers at the boy, then sticks a pencil into his hair, as one did in those days, waiting to see if it stays there, or falls out before he gives his verdict: 'He's very odd, this Jimfish you've hauled in. If he's white he is not the right sort of white. But if he's black, who can say? We'll wait before we classify him. I'll give his age as 18, and call him Jimfish. Because he's a real fish out of water, this one is.' So begins the odyssey of Jimfish, a South African Everyman, who defies the usual classification of race that defines the rainbow nation.
London : Atlantic Books, 2015.©2015.
181 pages ; 24 cm.
9780857898050 (hardback)08578980519780857898067 (paperback)085789806X
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