Green-Eyed Thieves (The Africa List) Hardcover – June 15, 2011
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“The most fiercely intelligent fun you can have between two (book) covers. . . . An exhilarating ride.”—Cape Times, on the South African edition― Cape Times
“Green-Eyed Thieves is in a space and maybe a class of its own. . . . A real treat.”—Independent on Sunday, on the South African edition― Independent on Sunday
About the Author
Imraan Coovadia is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of The Wedding.
- Item Weight : 1.08 pounds
- Hardcover : 265 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781906497934
- ISBN-13 : 978-1906497934
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 7.5 inches
- ASIN : 1906497931
- Publisher : Seagull Books (June 15, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,718,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Green-Eyed Thieves tells a unique story of the fortunes of a strange family of crooks. The adventureous and weird happenings, whose title,"Green-eyed thieves," portrays this clan of skilled criminals. They keep showing up repeatedly in a series of disgraceful adventures. The uncle, is universally known as Ten-Per-Cent Farouk, borrowed from a real Oil industry tycoon, lives with the family in Fordsburg, a suburb of Johannesburg.
Firoze, the narrator of this wickedly humorous novel, is a dreamer and an addictive reader, who is radically different from, but unseparately attached to his identical twin, Ashraf. The surrealistic fable includes a love triangle with the twins, a planned robbery at Sun City, and a surprise pop in at the White House. The unexpected fast pace brief appearances by George W. Bush, and 911 gang leader, Mohammed Atta make of it a hallucinating nightmare, of the immorally active family whose adventures are astounding.
Writer Imraan Coovadia, of South Africa, has created a bubbling fantasy fiction in prose, full with creative fun and wit, and his story touches on many issues with the lightest touches. Imraan Coovadia, a winner of the Sunday Times Fiction Award, is the author of three novels including The Wedding, and High Low In-between. He teaches at the University of Cape Town. He has lived in London, Melbourne, Boston and New York, a cultural event in their own right.