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- Abrahams, Peter: "Mine Boy" and "Tell Freedom".
- Angelou, Maya: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me;
Bodley Head, 1994
- Bailey, Dennis Ketho (1994)
- Biko, Steve I Write What I Like (1987 reprinted -- nonfiction)
- Bosman, Herman. Mafeking Road , a collection of stories which
is, I think, superb and accessible to high school students.
Capetown: Human & Rousseau, 1965. first published in 1947,
"the best short stories that ever came out of South Africa." In my
opinion, some of the best that ever came out of anywhere;
however,the book may be a little hard to find in the US. Our copy
is long gone.
- Bransby, Lawrence: Outside the Walls: Oxford University Press,
1996. I haven't read it, and have no idea what it's like.
- Braude, Sandra wrote "Mpho's Search" and is the editor of the
women's magazine HerStoria.
- Brutus, Dennis. poetry.
- Case, Dianne Love David (1987)
- Case, Dianne 92 Queens Road (1991)
- Essop, Ahmed
- Frederickse Julie The Diary Without a Key (1994)
- Garish, Dawn Not Another Love Story (1994)
- Gordon, Sheila. The Middle of Somewhere. Orchard, 1990, 1st;
- Gordon, Sheila. Waiting for the Rain. NY: Orchard, 1987, 1st;
214 pp. A novel of South Africa under Apartheid.
- Harries, Ann The Sound of the Gora (1980)
- Hofmeyr, Dianne has won some South African prizes for her
young adult literature, including A Red Kite in the Blue Sky and
Boike, You Better Believe It. "Boikie" is an Afrikaner word that
roughly translates as "Dude."
- Jones, Toeckey Skindeep (1986)
- Jones, Toeckey : several books, including "Skindeep" and "Go
Well, Stay Well" (not in the literary first rank, but interesting)
- Juta, Jan. Look Out for Ostriches: Tales of South Africa.
Knopf, 1949, stated first. Memories of a South African childhood
by an Afrikans writer.
- Lewin, Hugh. Jafta. Carolrhoda, (1983/1981), 2nd Am. These
tales were created by a native South African who served a seven
year prison sentence for his opposition to apartheid, to
familiarize English children with his country. In this first book,
Jafta dreams about the animals he knows.
- Mabusa, Thema The Village Rescuers (1994)
- Maddock, Reginald. The Last Horizon. London: Nelson, 1961,1st;
172 pp. A novel of Kalahari Bushmen during the Boer conquest.
- Mathabane, Mark. Kaffir Boy, along with Kaffir Boy in America.
The word kaffir is considered an Arabic word for "infidel" and is
considered a racial slur. The book refers to a South African boy
growing up in a township called Alexander (outside Johannesburg)
- McKee, Tim. No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New
South Africa, Interviews by Tim McKee Photographs by Anne
Blackshaw, Forword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu (DK, 1998)
- McMenemy, Nickie. Assegai! Saturday Review, 1973, 1st Am. Poor
shipwrecked French girl joins Tshaka Zulu's entourage in 1824,
supposedly well researched.
- Mitchison, Naomi. Friends and Enemies. John Day, 1968, 1st Am;
192 pp. Mitchison, a daughter of the British physicist J.S.
Haldane was involved in leftist politics in the 20's and 30's; at
one point she moved to Botswana, where he wrote this novel of a
boy who must run from the city when his brother is arrested.
- Mphahele, Es'kia Father Come Home (1984) and Down Second
- Mzamane, Mbulelo
- Naidoo, Beverley
- Ndebele, Njabulo Bonolo and the Peach Tree (1992)
- Needham, Liza. Thabo's Deal. Cape Town: John Malherbe, 1972,
1st. Sensitive charcoal drawings with earthtone washes illustrate
a simple story about a little boy from the mountains of Lesotho.
- Paton, Alan "Cry the Beloved Country".
- Press, Karen Let It Come Back (1994)
- Rooke, Daphne. Twins in South Africa. HM Co, 1955, 1st.
Diamonds and a murder mystery in the land they come from; with
glossary of Zulu & Afrikaans words. By a long time resident of
the Transvaal, first in this series. A predictable attitude toward
- Rosenthal, Jane Wake Up Singing (1990)
- Rutherfoord, Veronica. The Little Kudu. Perskor, 1974, 1st; 43
pp. " The story of a South African Buck."
- Sack, Margaret Beyond Safe Boundaries (1989)
- Seed, Jenny The Hungry People (1992)
- Seed, Jenny. Vengeance of the Zulu King. Pantheon, 1970, 1st;
216 pp. Told from the point of view of Bongiseni, an Inchani,who
sought the protection of the Mbuyazi, the white men from Shaka.
This, and an earlier book about Shaka the great Zulu king, were
written by an English author born and brought up in South Africa.
- Sisulu, Elinor: The Day Gogo Went to Vote: South Africa, April
1994; Boston: Little, Brown; 1996
- Smith, Janet Streams to Rivers (1988)
- Tlali, Miriam
- Treadgold, Mary. The Winter Princess. Van Nostrand, 1964/1962,
1st Am; 112 pp. About the visit of "The Winter Princess", a
Kalinde royal child from South Africa to Hampton Court. "its first
and most lasting quality is its joyousness. It bubbles with life."
The Junior Bookshelf, (on dw flap).
- van Wyk, Chris A Message in the Wind (1982)
- Williams,Michael Crocodile Burning (1992)
- Williams, Michael. Into the Valley. Philomel, 1993/1990, 1st
Am; 194 pp. Based on a true incident that occurred in the
Shongweni Valley in 1989. After Walter's brother is killed, he
escapes into a turmoil of interracial warfare. Young Adult.
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