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- DescriptionThe story of Beukes - lonely, hunted, determined - who works for an illegal freedom organization, and of Elias Tekwane, captured by the South African police and tortured to death in their cells.
- Author BiographyAlex La Guma was born in 1925, son of one of the leading figures in the non-white liberation movement. As a young man he joined the Communist Party, and was a member of it's Cape Town district committee until 1950, when it was banned. In 1956 he helped to organise the South African representatives who drew up the Freedom Charter, and consequently was among the 156 accused at the Treason Trials of the same year. In 1960 he began writing for 'New Age', a progressive newspaper, and in 1962 was put under house arrest. Before his five-year sentence could elapse, a No Trial Act was passed and he and his wife were put into solitary confinement. On their release from prison they returned to house arrest, eventually fleeing to Britain in 1967. They moved to Cuba, where La Guma was the ANC representative. He died in 1985. Alex La Guma's first work was a collection of short stories called 'A Walk in the Night' (1962). It was followed by 'And a Threefold Cord', 'The Stone Country', 'In the Fog of the Seasons' End', and 'Time of the Butcherbird'.
- Author(s)Alex La Guma
- PublisherPearson Education Limited
- Date of Publication21/09/1992
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleHeinemann African Writers Series
- Place of PublicationHarlow
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight176 g
- Width133 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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