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

Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country Since his triumphant release in 1990 from than a

We Need New Names

An exciting literary debut the unflinching and powerful story of a young girl s journey out of Zimbabwe and to America Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas, try to get the baby out of young Chipo s

Scribbling the Cat

When Alexandra Bo Fuller was in Zambia a few years ago visiting her parents, she asked her father about a nearby banana farmer who was known as being a tough bugger Her father s response was a warning to steer clear of him Curiosity scibbled the cat, he told her Nonetheless, Fuller began her

Waiting for the Barbarians

For decades the Magistrate has been a loyal servant of the Empire, running the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement and ignoring the impending war with the barbarians When interrogation experts arrive, however, he witnesses the Empire s cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war Jolted into

When Rain Clouds Gather

A poverty stricken village in the heart of rural Botswana is a haven to the exiles gathered there When a political refugee from South Africa joins forces with an English agricultural expert, the time honoured subsistence farming method and old ways of life are challenged.

A Question of Power

Your mother was insane If you re not careful you ll get insane just like your mother Your mother was a white woman They had to lock her up, as she was having a child by the stable boy who was a native It is never clear to Elizabeth whether the mission school principal s cruel revelation of her

July's People

For years, it had been what is called a deteriorating situation Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds The members of the Smales family liberal whites are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village What happens to the Smaleses and to