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(Johannesburg: Taurus, 1984) 0620075104. 220 x 152 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (x) + 356. Wrappers lightly sunned, with crease to lower cover; some foxing. Good condition. Breyten Breytenbach's disturbing memoir of his seven years as a political prisoner under South Africa's apartheid government. .
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Boerejood

by Roup, Julian

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9781770090224
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(Johannesburg: Jacana Media, 2004) 1770090223. 210 x 148 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 256. Wrappers very slightly creased and rubbed; occasional fox spot. Good to very good condition. "In the final analysis Boerejood is about the universal human struggle between good and evil, black and white, justice and injustice, love and hate - all that defines us as being… Read more
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The Childhood of Jesus

by Coetzee, J. M.

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9780670014651
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(New York: Viking, 2013) 9780670014651. First edition. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 277. Fine condition. "An eerie allegorical tale told largely through dialogue, The Childhood of Jesus is a literary feat--a novel of ideas that is also a tender, compelling narrative. Coetzee's many fans will celebrate his return while new… Read more
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(Pietermaritzburg: Trustees of the Natal Society Foundation, 2020) 9780639804026. 240 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (xxxviii) + 348. New. "The journalist Mary Elizabeth Martens (1870-1939), who had grown up in the Colony of Natal under Responsible Government, published two novels in 1911 and 1915: A Woman of Small Account and A Daughter of Sin. Like the writing of… Read more
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Kontakion For You Departed

by Paton, Alan

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(London: Jonathan Cape, 1969) 224617168. 8vo; dustwrapper; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; tinted top edge; pp. 142. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and tanned; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; some foxing to edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good condition. "As well as being the intimate, moving record of a long and loving relationship, Kontakion For… Read more
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(London: Secker & Warburg, 1997) 0436204509. First edition. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 166. Dustwrapper partially sunned and rubbed; some wear to edges of boards and tail of spine; occasional fox spot. Good condition. "Boyhood evokes the tensions, delights and terrors of childhood with startling, haunting immediacy. Coetzee examines his… Read more
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(London: Secker & Warburg, 2003) 0436206161. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper (in duplicate); pp. (vi) + 233. Edges of dustwrapper very slightly curled; trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "Elizabeth Costello is a humane, moral, and uncompromising creation; J.M. Coetzee's latest work of fiction offers us a profound and delicate… Read more
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Selected Poems

by Maclennan, Don

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9780958402385
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(Johannesburg: Quartz Press / Cape Town: Snailpress, 2006) 0958402388. 207 x 135 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 180. Earlier owner's name signed inside upper cover; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "A uniquely South African voice characterized by disarming simplicity and profound thought. This book, spanning the output of over thirty years supports the claim that Don Maclennan must be… Read more
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The Heart of Redness

by Mda, Zakes

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9780195714777
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(Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 2002) 0195714776. 197 x 127 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 320. Lightly rubbed; some foxing to edges and outermost leaves; gift inscription to first page. Good to very good condition. "'The strangers said I must tell the nation that all cattle now living must be slaughtered ... The fields must not be cultivated ... When… Read more
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(Cape Town: David Philip, 1981) 0908396481. 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 271. Dustwrapper very lightly sunned on spine panel; some foxing to edges and endpapers; loosely inserted newspaper review of the novel. Good to very good condition. "Ah, but your land is beautiful is a book that jolts the reader into… Read more
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This Life

by Schoeman, Karel

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9780798145527
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(Cape Town: Human & Rousseau, 2005) 0798145528. Translated by Elsa Silke. 213 x 136 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers (housed in removable protector); pp. 227. Trace of spotting to edges. Very good condition. "Originally published in Afrikaans in 1993 under the title Hierdie lewe, the novel was awarded the Hertzog Prize and the CNA Literary Award." .
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(Johannesburg: Picador Africa, 2010) 9781770101739. 234 x 152 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (viii) + 294. Sunned on spine; trace of spotting to top edge; earlier owner's name signed on half-title. Very good condition. "Eggs to lay, chickens to hatch is Chris van Wyk's second childhood memoir about growing up in Riverlea and his colourful interactions with the men and… Read more
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The People of Welgeval

by Tema, Botlhale

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9781770070950
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(Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2005) 1770070958. 197 x 127 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (vi) + 280. A little sunned on spine; earlier owner's name signed on half-title; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "Set against the backdrop of slavery, colonialism, the Anglo-Boer War and the rise of apartheid, The People of Welgeval is a superbly crafted and dramatic historical… Read more
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JM Coetzee. A Life in Writing

by Kannemeyer, JC

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9781868424955
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2012) 9781868424955. English translation by Michiel Heyns. 8vo; original purple boards, lettered in white on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 710, incl. index; plates; ribbon markers. Fine condition. "This biography of JM Coetzee is the first to be written with the co-operation of Coetzee himself. With access to the writer, JC Kannemeyer was able to establish hitherto… Read more
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(Cape Town: Double Storey, 2003) 1919930159. 245 x 170 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. (x) + 402; line drawings; photographs. Near-fine condition. "The Eastern Cape is a province of great natural beauty, historical interest and tourist potential, and it has evoked a wealth of literary responses. A Literary Guide to the Eastern Cape includes poems and prose extracts from imaginative… Read more
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Dusklands

by Coetzee, J.M.

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9780869750353
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(Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1974) 0869750356. First edition of the 2003 Nobel literature laureate's first published book, containing two novellas. 8vo; original pale grey cloth; spine gilt; pictorial dustwrapper, housed in removable protector; pp. (x) + 134. A very good copy. Short edge-tears to top edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; small, neat ownership inscription to front free endpaper.… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Ad. Donker, 1977) 094993738x. 8vo; original pink boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 284; plates. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; spine very slightly cocked; trace of foxing to edges and endpapers. Good condition. "Vivid, vociferous, controversial, Sarah Gertrude Millin made a definite impression, whether favourable or unfavourable, on all who met her. As a novelist of some international standing in the… Read more
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Voortrekkers' Liederen

by Lyster, Lynn

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(Pietermaritzburg: printed by P. Davis & Sons, [ca 1912]). 210 x 168 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 22. Wrappers rather foxed; some scattered foxing. Despite the title, the poems are all in English, and are accompanied by explanatory background information by the author. Exceedingly uncommon: OCLC finds just four repositories, all South African, holding this title. Lynn Lyster was the… Read more
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Thomas Pringle. His Life, Times, and Poems

by Hay, William (editor)

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(Cape Town: Juta, 1912). Crown 8vo; original red cloth blocked in gilt and black; pp. 259, incl. index; frontis. portrait. Backstrip a little tanned; edges a little browned; Very good condition. Besides the poems, which take up around two hundred pages, the book provides a "biographical sketch of fifty-four pages following Conder, Ritchie, the Narrative, and a few… Read more
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Voices of the Veld

by Lyster, Lynn

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(Pietermaritzburg: P. Davis & Sons, [ca 1912]). 210 x 168 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers; pp. 13. Wrappers detached but present, rather foxed; some scattered foxing. Exceedingly uncommon: OCLC finds just two repositories, both South African, holding this title. Lynn Lyster was the pseudonym of Major Thomas Leander Millar (1856-4925) "whose military career involved his serving in the office of the… Read more
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