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The story hinges on the rape of a young white woman by an African and how her life in white society crumbles as she gives birth to his child. The young man avoids arrest but is unable to shake off the implications of the rape - a desperate gesture against the indignities imposed on him by apartheid - as fate draws him back to the victim of his crime. Arthur Maimane has written a hard-edged account of the harsh reality of life in Johannesburg's Black Townships in the fifties, expressed in the colourful macho vernacular of the day. He draws on his own experiences as a young journalist in describing township life and the drift of Black intellectuals into White liberal society.
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Arthur Maimane has been a creative writer since his schooldays, and a journalist since he gave up a chance of university. He chose exile in 1958 to fulfill his ambitions away from apartheid, and finally settled down in Britain as a journalist working in print, radio and television. He returned to South Africa permanently in 1994.
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Book Description Kwela Books, Roggebaai, South Africa, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Trade size soft cover tight and square unmarked. Corner wear and slight curl to front cover. 296pp vg/--. Seller Inventory # 51372
Book Description South Africa: Kwela Books, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The wraps are shelf rubbed and marked.Internally clean.Excellent binding.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # su50
Book Description Kwela, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. wraps are shelf rubbed. light marks. no inscriptions. sound binding. fairly good copy.[SK]. Seller Inventory # 89jq
Book Description Kwela Books, 2002. Condition: Gut. 192 Seiten in gutem Zustand B3368 ISBN 9780795701023 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 338 21,3 x 13,7 x 2,3 cm, Taschenbuch. Seller Inventory # 2185351