‘A highly courageous book’: David Attwell on A Library to Flee (Facebook)

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David Attwell, emeritus professor, University of York, and co-editor of The Cambridge History of South African Literature, writes on Facebook:

Etienne van Heerden’s new novel, A Library to Flee (translated from the Afrikaans Die biblioteek aan die einde van die wêreld, literally ‘The Library at the End of the World’) is a huge, inventive, fascinating, funny, troubling, and highly courageous book. It inserts a story about global surveillance capitalism into South Africa’s atavistic racial politics. Strongly recommended.