“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!”

Beyond the Rainbow (a future "work" by craig lock

SAcoming home

“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!”
– fine writing by Rian Malan in his “compelling” book My Traitor’s Heart

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2 Responses to ““It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons and daughters in an almost inescapable gasp. History cast all of us in a strange and gripping drama, but I had deserted the stage. I had no idea what my role was, and felt I would never be whole until I found out!””

  1. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on Craig's List of Writings and commented:

    from http://www.beyondtharainbow.wordpress.com

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  2. craiglock Says:

    Hi to all you “out there”
    Pleased you all like this posting so much. I’ve had many hundreds of links already since posting, so thank you so much. With so many blogs and books to write and manage (and so little time in a day and night) unfortunately I can’t return the favour, but your actions are much appreciated.
    All the best
    craig
    ”Since I can never see your face,
    And never shake you by the hand,
    I send my soul through time and space
    To greet you. You will understand.”
    – James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

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