A lot of work has been done on Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe in relationship to its colonial and postcolonial positions. Edward Said said of Robinson Crusoe that he is the perfect example of the historical colonial invader who ‘rules and reclaims for Christianity and England…[and] is enabled by an ideology of overseas expansion’. What rarely seems the focus of criticism these days is Crusoe’s solitude and his earthly … Continue reading The Second Man: An autobiography concerning a sense of belonging – 2
Jake Brink, a sports photographer, returns to Cape Town after thirteen years of living abroad. Although there are a few clues at the beginning, the precise reasons for his return are not revealed. What is disclosed is that Jake’s wife has asked for a divorce and that his father died in Cape Town the year before, leaving him a house and an inheritance.