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The uiet Violence of Dreams [PDF] ✓ The uiet Violence of Dreams By K. Sello Duiker – Thomashillier.co.uk In seinem Roman zeichnet K Sello Duiker ein aktuelles Bild südafrikanischer städtischer Kultur Die Handlung spielt in Cape Town der zweitgrößten Stadt in Südafrika Tshepo ein Student wird nach ei In seinem Roman zeichnet K Sello Duiker Violence of MOBI ñ ein aktuelles Bild südafrikanischer städtischer Kultur Die Handlung spielt in Cape Town der zweitgrößten Stadt in Südafrika Tshepo ein Student wird nach einer drogenbedingten Psychose in die Psychiatrie eingeliefert Nach seiner Flucht und Rückführung beginnt er eine Behandlung die zur Heilung führt Er beendet sein Studium und teilt sich eine Wohnung mit einem Ex Kriminellen Tschepo verliert seine Arbeit und landet als Callboy in einem Massage Salon Seine Kunden sind meist Weiße Seine Arbeit bringt ihn zur Reflexion über The uiet Epub / seine Sexualität und schwarze Homosexualität seinen Platz in dieser Welt; auch setzt er sich mit der Frage der Männlichkeit in der südafrikanischen Post Apartheid Gesellschaft auseinander Parallel zu Tschepos Leben erzählt K Sello Duiker die Erfahrungen von Tshepos Studienfreundin Mmabatho die einen deutschen Freund hat von dem sie ungewollt schwanger wird Ihm gelingt so auf eindrucksvolle Weise eine Zustandsbeschreibung aktueller städtischer Milieus in Südafrika.

  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages
  • The uiet Violence of Dreams
  • K. Sello Duiker
  • German
  • 21 January 2016
  • 9783884233399

About the Author: K. Sello Duiker

Kabelo 'Sello' Duiker's debut novel Thirteen Cents Violence of MOBI ñ won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book Africa RegionHe suffered a nervous breakdown in prior to committing suicide by hanging himself in January .



10 thoughts on “The uiet Violence of Dreams

  1. Lorraine Lorraine says:

    K Sello Duiker even his name is dramatic This very dramatic story of Tshepo AKA Angelo was such an emotional rollercoaster I sometimes felt like slapping him Tshepo other times I just wanted to fold him in a hearty embrace and say Don't be afraid do you And then I Iook back to the timelines how receptive were SAfricans of the LGBT community then? Have we made any inroads in that regards? All I know is we are still persecuting them for not fitting into our neatly labelled and lined boxes Just read through a few of Koleka Putuma's poetry collection Collective Amnesia and see the violence with which our children brothers and sisters are treated You'd think that us the children of post 1976 would treat our fellow human beings with compassion understanding acceptance and brotherly love because WE know how it feels to be marginalized and discriminated againstSello penned this enthralling narrative with so much depth of emotion I think that he set the tone for Nthikeng Mohlele's Pleasure Ekow Duker's The God Who Made Mistakes and Nakhane Toure's Piggy Boy's BluesI gave it 5 phat starts for the beautiful writing For Sello's ability to delve deep into the recesses of his emotions and bring them out untarnished Unblemished For giving me real people with real issues living in this real unforgiving world Art imitating life?

  2. Subashini Subashini says:

    My review cannot begin to cover the complexity of this novel’s six hundred pages Set in Cape Town this book is looks at post apartheid society through the lens of sex desire and race The main character here is Tshepo but the narrative is made up of alternating points of view of his friends and people he meets along the way at the psychiatric institution his home and work The language is plain almost like direct speech and reads like multiple diaries because each chapter is first person POVA key part of the early sections of novel deal with Tshepo's struggle with mental illness and the horrible system that underlies treatment The author took his own life in 2005 when he was thirty Reading about Tshepo's struggle with depression is particularly poignant in that light Tshepo is an idealist a sensitive dreamer and has endured childhood trauma due to his father's criminal dealings He is curious and can't adjust to society as he knows it Part of the book is of him coming to terms with his desire for men and what was interesting is the depiction of sex work as a means for him to do that There are long dialectical passages in this book about race gender sex and mysticism A lot of this involves conversations that Tshepo has with others In allowing other characters to speak from their point of view the novel is polyphonic and allows for competing or contradictory lines of thought The mysticism aspect weakens the book for me but I also wonder if I’m not supposed to read it “straight” in that it’s meant to draw attention to Tshepo’s increasingly mentally erratic state after suffering personal loss But perhaps it also indicates a way out of the nihilism that sometimes overtakes Tshepo The struggle for spiritual meaning is linked to Tshepo's disillusionment with the world as it is a lot of which I see as problems with capitalism but with Tshepo there is a lot of back and forth about what to think about life and how to think about life so in a way it does remind me of 19th century social novels The only female character in the novel is Mmabatho dealing with an unstable relationship with a white German man and an unexpected pregnancy She’s an interesting study; her feminism is brazen and she takes no shit from men but her feminism is also portrayed as an elitist one as she constantly trots out xenophobic and classist remarks about immigrants and “lesser” Africans like Nigerians etc It was in a sense an eye opening view of elite South African society but it also felt uncomfortably familiar Malaysia has its own version of supposedly take no shit elitist feminism that overlooks problems of classTowards the end Tshepo has a new job working at a children’s home and has acuired an easel but hasn’t started painting yet He is in a state of flux though he has attained some form of stability I find the description of his waiting waiting to express himself through art in a sense uite moving“It is beautiful my easel When the children come into my room they always stare at it with wonder too awestruck by this strange contraption to ask me what it is what I do with it But it is finding its own life its own significance like an ancestral mask The wood breathes life into my room”And this“When I look at the children I work with mostly black with some coloured and white faces I sense that God can’t be one story He is a series of narratives”The novel is a hallucinatory read at times because of the simple repetitive prose but to me it was effective and served the purpose of the way in which Duiker was trying to tell this story I always felt deeply involved It's a thought provoking glimpse of South Africa and its myriad issues a young man's search for meaning beyond the ugliness that the world offers

  3. Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac) Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac) says:

    I had been looking forward to reading this novel by a gay black South African writer literally for years so it's with rather a heavy heart that I am abandoning it at the 15% mark I just really didn't care for the writing I'm glad so many others have had a positive experience

  4. Alistair Mackay Alistair Mackay says:

    It’s hard to sum up everything I thought about this 600 page book in a paragraph or two Thirteen Cents Duiker’s first novel is one of my favourites and so my expectations were high and this both did and didn’t live up to them For me the craft is really inconsistent in The uiet Violence of Dreams There’s too much exposition and monologuing some of the language is lazy but then it’s punctuated by gripping masterful vivid scenes Duiker’s writing really shines in these moments with the language sparse and bleak the interactions brutal Tshepo the main character suffers serious trauma as a child and finds himself in the Valkenberg mental hospital with psychosis The uiet Violence of Dreams tracks his abuses in hospital and his escape his abuse at the hands of cruel and violent flatmates and eventually his refuge in the sex work of a Cape Town massage parlour Though everything about Tshepo’s experience made me want to root for him I found his character difficult to connect with He’s frustratingly passive about the traumas inflicted on him and inexplicably hostile to his only real friend Mmabatho I didn’t love reading this book but I really admire it Writing something like this twenty years ago was uite something with ueer black voices front and centre taking on sex work and marginalization xenophobia mental illness and capitalism No one looks good in the mirror Duiker holds up to South African society It was ahead of its time and opened the way for many amazing voices that were to come

  5. Phumlani Phumlani says:

    Awesomely written dark book it pushed a lot of boundaries and addressed a lot of societal uestions like how we view gays how and why people hate other Africans yet accept European immigrantsI think the writer sacrificed some of the credibility to make a poiunt like how Tsepho was raped it makes no sense at all the attack was unprovoked and so random i felt like the writer wanted to include that rape scene but just couldnt find a proper opening so he just threw it in thereAnd also Tsepos fathers death and the mysterious envelope that wasnt opened in the end i still want to know what the Father meant by saying he would understand how they sacrificed

  6. Xiverengi Xiverengi says:

    It will take years before another South African book even comes close to the magic beauty and brilliance that was and still is SKDs TVODRecommended reading for everyone I must have read this book about four times and I still can't get enough of it

  7. Mzoxolo Christopher Mzoxolo Christopher says:

    Brilliant Bloody Brilliant What a captivating masterpiece Having read Thirteen Cents I didn't think nor couldn't see how K Sello Duiker could live up to his first novel as it was superb piece of writing But he out did himself with this one The author had gone further into the depth of his brilliant mind tender heart and tore a piece of his soul as he breathed life into words; like a great artist his madness was his genius played bare on paper one cannot help to be sucked into twisted voyage of his worldThe uiet Violence of Dreams is a captivating and hypnotic joy ride drawing so much conflicting emotions from the reader and at times exhausting one's mental piece as one follows Tshepo the protagonist meandering life between a torturing state of psychosis in Valkenberg Hospital and sobering pensive journey of learning himself his essence of being camouflaged by a sexual identity on the backdrop of colourful Cape Town and outskirts of the townships The dark relationship of violence and sex in the story intermingling blurring lines is explicitly aggravating and confrontational it gives the book weigh Tshepo' journey is balanced with other characters' perspectives taking centre stage weaving a luminous effect to the darkness that prevails on Tshepo's heels Definitely award winning stuff Top 5 books of all time Shall revisit over and over over time

  8. Siyanda Kave Siyanda Kave says:

    Wonderful writer very captivating Loved the book from beginning to just about the end didn't like the ending it felt rushed Definitely recommend this book to everyone

  9. Demetri Kirchberg Demetri Kirchberg says:

    THE MOST CHALLENGING TEXT I'VE EVER READ“You must go where love leads you even when you are going towards trouble” 382 This novel is at its core a South African coming of age story that tackles several issues most American texts of the same genre don’t dare to address Duiker took his own life in 2005 after suffering a type of psychotic break amd I can't help but see this text as partly autobiographical This story is that of Tshepo like Duiker a journalism student at Rhodes who comes to encounter mental illnesssexual assault racism sex work hegemony and hybridity of prejudice This lengthy novel opens on Tshepo in a mental facility undergoing treatments that could be lightly called uestionable Mostly he and other patients are drugged into sedation and left alone His backstory of being a black university student at a predominantly white institution is revealed through his memories His reason for being in this Faulkner esk madhouse is originally described as “cannabis induced psychosis” while later is it revealed that his trauma and subseuent use of marijuana stems from his mother’s violent rape and murder an event he revisits in his dreams Much of the first half of the novel is stuck in this facility called Valkenberg German for falcon hill Tshepo does manage to escape once but gets apprehended and brought back only to learn that he must work his way through the process to earn his freedomUpon release Tshepo uits school and moves in to a flat in Cape Town with several transient roommates including his best friend Mmabatho an independent black girl who only dates white men and Chris an uneducated black young man who detests Tshepo for his privileged upbringing but whom Tshepo lusts after Tshepo uickly finds himself without the money to survive and takes up a job at “Steamy Windows” a male massage parlor that services the ueer white elite of Cape Town Tshepo is encouraged to choose a European name in order to be desirable to white clients He chooses Angelo Still coming to terms with his own sexuality and place in the world the majority of the second half of the novel is set inside the walls of this massage parlor South African race relations are at the forefront of this text and seen mostly through the lens of sex Mmabatho black herself is prejudice against non white Africans She uses local derogatory slurs like “makwere kwere” to refer to Africans outside the metropolitan areas of the continent She chooses to only date white men and prides herself on the number of them she can seduce Tshepo’s sexual awakening is directly tied to race He sees Chris as an wild creature even though they are both urban citizens Describing Chris Tshepo states “There is a determination about his eyes like someone madly chasing the sun even though it only want to set peacefully” 267 This infatuation comes to a violent halt one night in the flat when Tshepo is raped by Chris The significance of this event echoes through the text asTshepo does not see sex as an act of love or affection but as an act of power “There is a do or die resolve about him” Tshepo explains Chris 267 This idea continues into the massage parlor where Tshepo now Angelo is chosen by these affluent white men He learns that his sex appeal is an asset and his route to financial stability Being a young slim well mannered and almost naïve man Tshepo uickly learns it is his virgin like appearance that makes him stand out from the other “boys” and he becomes popular fast despite his blackness He asks one of his clients “Why did you pick me? You could have chosen one of the white boys” The middle aged businessman with wife and children answers “You were anonymous” 325 This is the first in a list of instances where white men see Tshepo as being inhuman voiceless a venue for their shameful acts It’s as if his blackness is an excuse an idea that these acts are not cheating on their wives because he’s just a black boy one that can be used and cast aside without guilt The sexual dynamics of gay men also comes into play with Tshepo’s identity The labeling of “top” and “bottom” as signifiers of the sexually giving and receiving partners leads to his belief as being inferior to the white tops He is literally being fucked by symbols of hegemonic racial masculinity The gay community of Cape Town becomes a microcosm for post colonial oppression as members of the elite continue to enforce power dynamics over natives even after liberation

  10. Nyakallo Maleke Nyakallo Maleke says:

    wow What A Read a simple raw raunchy well written novel exploring the experiences of several characters Tshepo the lead navigates his relationships both personal social and familial through each encounter that he has with them my favourite character was Mmabatho who in the early stages of the novel portrays a self assured self confident black ueer woman who suddenly finds herself tied down when she commits to a relationship with Arné a german man I found her slightly frustrating when she humbles herself to the relationship and when she discovers that she is pregnant she starts going through all these emotions that have her overthinking becoming like the conventional woman that she refuses to be as for Tshepo his journey is thorough and in tune with how he begins to make sense of his mental health his sexuality his masculinity particularly when he wants to exist capable and independent from his father whom he has a very strenuous relationship with I enjoyed the moment when he becomes self aware of his co dependency on different people that seem to hurt him the story has a beautiful ending very hopeful very spiritually inclined an amazing read

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