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A Fig Still Warm from the Sun, by Sophie Whitley Flavell

FictionPosted by editor Sun, April 21, 2013 12:44:23
Reflection on and reaction to A Fig Still Warm from the Sun, by Sophie Whitley Flavell.

Sophie spent her childhood in South Africa and now lives in the Worcestershire countryside. Her experience of women's servitude during the apartheid and her fascination with coastlines and their fishing heritage is often reflected in her prose and verse. She has written a novel and is currently working on a collection of poetry.

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Posted by Maria Bennett Sun, July 07, 2013 22:09:21

I loved this powerful story - the setting and characterisation are excellent, and the motif of the fig proved so memorable - it has remained with me since reading weeks ago. Thankyou.

Posted by Sophie Whitley Flavell Sun, June 23, 2013 20:04:56

Thank you for you comments, Sue. Fortunately the concept of miscegenation is dying a death here in the UK and generational opinion has minimal influence on most.

Posted by Sue Pace Sat, April 27, 2013 21:19:50

I love this story of the generational conflicts that surround apartheid...and it ends on such a hopeful note. Here in the US some states still struggle with the concept of "miscengenation" - a crazy notion that we are separate not equal in love. Yet this piece is so well set in time & place and ends with the foreshadowed hopefullness of the fig. It was such a good slice of life and time and place.

Posted by Sue Pace Sat, April 27, 2013 21:19:39

I love this story of the generational conflicts that surround apartheid...and it ends on such a hopeful note. Here in the US some states still struggle with the concept of "miscengenation" - a crazy notion that we are separate not equal in love. Yet this piece is so well set in time & place and ends with the foreshadowed hopefullness of the fig. It was such a good slice of life and time and place.