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Mirage & other stories.

Mirage & other stories

A collection of short stories and photographs by Amy Schoeman


After many years of exposing Namibia's rugged landscapes through her lens, photographer Amy Schoeman more recently began looking at the landscapes of the human body and human mind with her provocative and sensuous sen·su·ous  
1. Of, relating to, or derived from the senses.

2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses.

a. Readily affected through the senses.

 gaze. In this collection of short stories she uses the lens of the written word to explore a wide range of human emotions and experiences, reflecting and exposing inner landscapes of a selection of interesting characters inhabiting her adopted country.

The stories abound with local Namibian realism. They contain humour, tenderness, sadness and anger. Some are touching, others are shocking, revealing the sharp thorns ripping (1) Converting an audio CD from its native CD-DA format to MP3, AAC or some other compressed audio format. When the term was coined, it had a perverse meaning. Many loved the idea they were "ripping off" the music industry by making copyrighted works available in a compact format  at the seams of our social facades. The striking and evocative e·voc·a·tive  
Tending or having the power to evoke.

e·voca·tive·ly adv.
 photographs provide a thought-provoking bridge between the visible world of objects and the invisible world of feelings and emotions that Schoeman explores in this highly readable read·a·ble  
1. Easily read; legible: a readable typeface.

2. Pleasurable or interesting to read: a readable story.
 collection. They will not leave the reader untouched or unmoved un·moved  
Emotionally unaffected.


not affected by emotion; indifferent

Adj. 1.

Gamsberg Macmillan, Windhoek 2004.
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Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jul 1, 2004
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