Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man s coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948 Alan Paton s impassioned novel about a black man s country under white man s law is a work of searing beauty.Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is

Stolen Lives (Jade de Jong, #2)

Stolen Lives (Jade de Jong, #2) When wealthy Pamela Jordaan hires PI Jade de Jong as a bodyguard after her husband Terrance disappears, Jade thinks keeping an eye on this anxious wife will be an easy way to earn some cash But when a determined shooter nearly kills them both and Jade finds Terrance horrifically tortured and barely

Alexandra: A History

Alexandra: A History Alexandra A History, is a social and political history of one of South Africa s oldest townships It begins with the founding of Alexandra as a freehold township in 1912, and traces its growth as a center of black working class life in the heart of Johannesburg, to the post apartheid era Declared

African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe

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The Pickup

The Pickup When Julie Summers s car breaks down on a sleazy street in a South African city, a young Arab mechanic named Abdu comes to her aid Their attraction to one another is fueled by different motives Julie is in rebellion against her wealthy background and her father Abdu, an illegal immigrant, is desp

The Lion Seeker

The Lion Seeker In the tradition of the great immigrant sagas, The Lion Seeker brings us Isaac Helger, son of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants, surviving the streets of Johannesburg in the shadow of World War II Are you a stupid or a clever Such is the refrain in Isaac Helger s mind as he makes his way from redheaded

A Dry White Season

A Dry White Season As startling and powerful as when first published than two decades ago, Andr Brink s classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johanne