Waiting For The Barbarians By John Maxwell Coetzee

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The Noble Prize winning writer in literature John Maxwell Coetzee was born in Cape Town , Cape Province, Union of South Africa, on 9 February 1940 to African Parents. He has the honour of winning the booker prize twice. The first Booker Prize is for Life & Times of Michael K in 1983, and the second one is for Disgrace in 1999. In 2003 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Life And Times Of Michael K,(1983)also won the Prix Etranger Femina Prize. Duskland (1974) was his first published novel . In the Heart of the Country won the C N A prize which is South Africa’s highest literary award. His book Waiting For the Barbarians, was awarded the C N A prize , the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize .Foe and Age of Iron won the Sunday Express Book of the year Award ; The Master of Petersburg won the Irish times International Fiction Prize .
The thing which fascinated me towards his work was that the novels were mainly inspired by the social discrimination in the form of apartheid, and disintegration of the human life by authoritarians and people who were powerful.
J. M. Coetzee’s writings reflects the conditions of the people living in the era of colonization when all men and women, young or old , strived for their identity . Coetzee’s novels are impregnated with the experiences of discrimination and human weakness that ruined the life of people and left them in utter despair. The sufferings of the marginalized were often beyond

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