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Book Title: A Passionate Guest: Two Years in Southern Africa|
The author of the book: K. Limakatso Kendall
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The size of the: 37.34 MB
Edition: Graeae Press
Date of issue: 2005
Read full description of the books A Passionate Guest: Two Years in Southern Africa:This is a diary of a white American lesbian Fulbright scholar in a place where the history of race, class, gender and international politics should have prevented her from connecting in any significant way with anyone. But significant connections occur. Based in Lesotho, she finds love in the midst of civil war, joins the catepillar harvest in Botswana, communes with dolphins in the Indian Ocean, has a brush with diamond smugglers and gets heat-stroke in the deep Namibian desert. As she sobs and sings in the midst of hot flashes, she runs three theater groups, collects African women's stories, provides for her teenaged American son and ends up with two adopted African daughters, a life-partner and an African name.
Read information about the authorKendall (aka K. Limakatso Kendall, aka Kathryn McQueen Kendall,aka Kathryn Linn Kendall) began reading Little Golden Books in Hendersonville, NC when she was three. At six, in an isolation cell with rheumatic fever for a year at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital in Mississippi, she began writing to stay sane. As she grew up in Mississippi, NYC, Hawaii, and Georgia, near the Air Force bases where her step-father was stationed, she read thousands of books, including the entire Nancy Drew series and everything the Bronte sisters wrote. Since then she has lived in Tucson AZ, Corpus Christi TX, New Orleans LA, NYC, College Station TX, Austin TX, Northampton MA, and (for six years) southern Africa. Now she's in Portland OR. She has published a hundred or so poems, short stories, and articles; has written six books collaboratively (three published); edited a collection of plays by women in the time of Queen Anne (published); and has written five plays (several were one-woman shows she performed herself); an academic book (unpublished); and a volume of edited journals (published in New Orleans just before Katrina and lost in the flood). She also dabbled in videography and made one half-hour biographical video called Dear Little Weed and made an edited interview with Ngugi wa Thiong'o; then created six videos using community video techniques in Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Malawi. She has four children and read to them for many years. She made her living various ways, most consistently as a college teacher of drama and English. She joined Goodreads in 9/07 and is trying to remember what she has read, as a way of virtually reassembling the bookshelves she would have if she hadn't been a lifelong nomad, dispersing her possessions with every upheaval. The fact that this is an impossible and humbling task (she has forgotten more books than she remembers), does give her pause, but not enough pause to stop her. What's the point? she asks herself. Perhaps some misguided attempt to recapture lost time? To celebrate past pleasures? Like an external hard drive? Maybe.
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