Boekverslag: No tigers in Africa
Author: Norman Silver
Maincharacter + Explanation of the most important person:
The maincharacter is called Selwyn Lewis. It's a 14 years old boy that moved from Africa to Bristol, when his father's company has gone failliet. At the first place Selwyn was glad that they moved to England, because he hoped that he could escape his guilty past. He killed someone, and he can't get over it. In England it's very hard for him, because it's unable to settle or make new friends because of his rigid, white South African attitudes. He hasn't got confident. His classmates says that he's weird, and talks weird with an accent. Selwyn has 2 sisters: Lynette and Stella. Lynette lives in Austria.
Explanation of the title:
The title is called: No tigers in Africa because Selwyn throws his anger out and this is in connection with the tigers, because tigers aren't cute. The word Africa connects to the anger from Africa he wants to express, but that anger expresses itself in England.
It's a nice book with many difficult words. You really need a dictionary to understand the story. The story hasn't really a subject. It's about everything and nothing, like reality-tv, because Selwyn tells you everything what he do, what he thinks, likes, feels, like a diary. I liked the part when he tries to kill himself. Then he ends up to an institute, his mother is cheating on his father, and his father is getting drunken and drunken. Selwyn's mother has a friend called Ginny, and her daughter, Rosalie, falls in love with Selwyn. It's going to be interesting
when they go to Dorking to Rosalie's dad. Errr, I liked the book very much. At the end of the book, Selwyn feels like a close friend. You don't want to have to say goodbye.
Norman Silver werd in 1946 in Kaapstad geboren. Hij studeerde filosofie in Zuid-Afrika , maar ging na zijn huwelijk naar Engeland om zijn studie aldaar te voltooien. Deze verhuizing bracht bij hem een cultuurschok te weeg en een radicale verandering in zijn denken, met name wat betreft de raciale onderwerpen en zijn houding tegenover Zuid-Afrika.
- No tigers in Africa
- Norman Silver
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