Novels & Literature (SA)

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Ou Gawie - Jan F. E. Celliers

Ou Gawie en Ander Verhale en Sketse by Jan F. E. Celliers presents a collection of stories told in Afrikaans.

R135.00
Front cover of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee concerns David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy. This is the corect first edition printed by Biddles.

R250.00
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Age Of Iron - J.M. Coetzee

Age Of Iron by J.M. Coetzee is set in Cape Town, South Africa, where an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has all her life been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid, but she has lived insulated from its true horrors. Now she is suddenly forced to come to terms with the iron-hearted rage that the system has wrought.

R350.00
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The Adversary Within - Jack Cope

The Adversary Within: Dissident Writers In Afrikaans by Jack Cope is the story of how writers who pioneered the literary use of Afrikaans at the beginning of this century were and still are regarded as national heroes. Over the past 40 years the Afrikaner people have assumed political power and have become the ruling minority in South Africa, but the foremost creative writers in Afrikaans today are often castigated by the establishment and run the risk of censorship and banning of their work under the provisions of the Publications Act.

R165.00
Jock of the Bushveld - Percy Fitzpatrick

Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick is a story set in the rough bushveld of South Africa's gold mining era. Jock is the faithful dog and companion of a transport rider. Through their adventures we catch a glimpse of those heady gold rush days. Jock, the runt of the litter turns out to be a faithful companion to the end.

R150.00
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Jock of the Bushveld - Sir Percy FitzPatrick

Jock of the Bushveld by Sir Percy FitzPatrick is a story set in the rough Bushveld of South Africa's gold mining era. Jock is the faithful dog and companion of a transport rider. Through their adventures we catch a glimpse of those heady gold rush days. Jock, the runt of the litter turns out to be a faithful companion to the end. This is the facsimile of the 1907(first) edition. Number 1605 of 5000.  Slipcased.

R650.00
Front cover of Kleuterklankies by A. Fouche
Kleuterklankies - A. Fouche

Kleuterklankies by A. Fouche is a book of Afrikaans poems for children, illustrated with black and white line drawings published in 1938. Ex libris copy.

R90.00
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Invisible Furies - Michiel Heyns

Invisible Furies by Michiel Heyns explores, as in the widely applauded Lost Ground, the tensions between the fatherland and a larger world. Michiel Heyns turns an ironic eye on the most seductive city on earth (Paris), and traces with humour and insight the invisible furies of the heart.

R60.00
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The Native Commissioner - Shaun Johnson

The Native Commissioner by Shaun Johnson is set in SA during the 50's and 60's. Sam Jameson, eight years old at the time of his father George's death, decides, some forty years later, to go through the box of his father's papers which his mother had passed on to him. In trying to piece together the life of a parent he never really knew, Sam discovers a sensitive, inherently kind but insecure man.

R60.00
Front Cover of The Ancestors and the Sacred Mountain by Mazisi Kunene
The Ancestors and the Sacred Mountain - Mazisi Kunene

The Ancestors and the Sacred Mountain by Mazisi Kunene is a book of poems that gives both a reflection of the Zulu original and yet reads as English verse of imagination.

R60.00
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Bluesology & Bofelosophy - Mphutlane wa Bofelo

Bluesology & Bofelosophy by Mphutlane wa Bofelo incorporates essays, poetry and stories. The work exists within a framework of thinking that is an amalgam of Black Conciousness, humanistic Islam and socialism.

R60.00
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Eerste Sooie - P. J. Nienaber

Eerste Sooie by P. J. Nienaber is a discussion of early literature in Afrikaans in South Africa and the struggle to adopt Afrikaans as an official language.

Afrikaans text.

R120.00
Front Cover of Johannesburg Friday by Albert Segal
Johannesburg Friday - Albert Segal

Johannesburg Friday by Albert Segal is the authors first novel. It is the story of a day in the life of a Johannesburg family.

R60.00
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Imperfect Solo - Steven Boykey Sidley

Imperfect Solo by Steven Boykey Sidley is the story of a man adrift in anxiety, ill-fortune and comic mishap, buffeted by the existential and prosaic concerns that modern life in Los Angeles inflicts. Meyer is filled with dread. His fading musical aspirations, his tyrannical CEO, his ex-wives, his exiting girlfriend, his ageing father, his beloved and troublesome children and his confused and bewildered life all bear witness to the sky that he is convinced will soon fall on his head. And then it does.

R60.00
Front cover of In a Province by Laurens van der Post
In a Province - Laurens van der Post

In a Province by Laurens van der Post is the authors first novel originally published in 1934. The novel portrays the tragic consequences of a racially and ideologically divided South Africa.

R120.00
Front cover of The Restless Supermarket by Ivan Vladislavic
The Restless Supermarket - Ivan Vladislavic

The Restless Supermarket is an exhilarating novel by prize-winning author Ivan Vladislavic, and is a linguistic tour de force, a spectacular carnival of post-modern commentary, urban satire, riotous imagery and outrageous word play. The story is set in Hillbrow during the tumultuous years of apartheid's demise.

R150.00