Transformations: Essays

The essays in "Transformations" were shortlisted for the 2013 University of Johannesburg prize for best creative work.
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Title: Transformations. Essays
Author: Imraan Coovadia
Genre: Essays on South African topics
Publisher: Random House Struik
Imprint: Umuzi
Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781415201381 / ISBN 978-1-4152-0138-1
Softcover, 15 x 22 cm, 208 pages


What does Playboy have to do with Nabokov’s infamous novel Lolita and his obsession with a butterfly? Why is Shrien Dewani looking so cheap? And what can Ovid’s Metamorphosis show us about contemporary South African society? The essays are on writing, politics and culture from a South African perspective. Written with his signature wit, and with subjects ranging from vuvuzelas to J. M. Coetzee, Tolstoy to Mbeki, Coovadia’s essays cast a wide net and, like literature and the country, never fail to surprise.

Content: Transformations. Essays

Introduction: Against the Book
Coetzee in (and out of) Cape Town
How to Read Lolita
The Azan Clock
Transformation - Three Concepts
Midnight's Children (in South Africa)
Diary of a Bad Year: Mbeki's 2007 Letters to the Nation
How They See Us
Alan Paton, the Hero of Currie Road
One of Us
George Eliot's Realism and Adam Smith
Tolstoy Against Literature