Jump and Other Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Hotel Lebuvu

This place is mentioned in "Jump". It is the hotel where the authorities house the counter-revolutionary after he surrenders.

Kruger Park

This large wildlife refuge is mentioned in "The Ultimate Safari". It borders South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. The refugees must walk through this park in order to reach safety.

Soweto

This township is mentioned in "Comrades". This is an area in the city of Johannesburg. It has traditionally been an area for poor blacks under the Apartheid, and it was an important place in the struggle for equality.

Afrikaner

This classification of person is mentioned in "The Moment Before the Gun Went Off". This is a white ethnic group of South Africa that speaks Afrikaans, a Germanic language derived from Dutch.

Apartheid

Though not mentioned in name in any of the stories, this political regime is referred to in almost all of the stories. Apartheid...

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