The New Ancestors

by Dave Godfrey | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0887700225 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 12/27/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, December 27, 2005
This book won the Governor General's Award for best English-Canadian novel in 1970.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
This book has to be one of the most difficult books to read that I have ever come across. I have no idea how it won the GG in 1970 and I can not agree with Margaret Laurence's assessment quoted on the back cover "wise, entertaining, explosive". This appraiser certainly saw more in the book than I did. This quote from the article is about as good as I can do to explain the book:
If The New Ancestors seems confusing, the reason is that its narrative codes are constantly colliding.

If you are interested in a rambling commentary about a socialist state newborn in Africa, then this is the book for you. Otherwise, leave it alone and don't waste your time.

Journal Entry 3 by winggypsysmomwing at Park Theatre & Movie Cafe in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, December 08, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (12/9/2008 UTC) at Park Theatre & Movie Cafe in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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I will take this book to the meetup. If no-one wants it it will go on the shelf for a new reader.

Journal Entry 4 by wingwinnipegobczwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, December 29, 2008
This book is currently sitting on the Winnipeg Official Bookcrossing Zone bookshelf in the loft of The Park Theatre & Movie Café, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg MB.

It is waiting there for a new reader to take home, read, and release back into the wild!


Winnipeg bookcrossers meet at my location on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm to chat about books, swap great reads, and release on the OBCZ shelves. Please join us! We love to see new faces! You will enjoy the comfy atmosphere, the fabulous coffees and teas, and the yummy treats!

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