Emergency

R 67.00  

Author: Richard Rive
Publisher: David Philip (1988)
ISBN-10: 0864860951
ISBN-13: 9780864860958
Condition: Very Good. The cover is rubbed with some scratches and wear to edges and corners. Evidence of a price sticker removed from the front cover. 
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 251
Dimensions: 12 x 1.7 x 18.4 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

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The three days in March 1960 between the Sharpeville shootings and the declaration of the first State of Emergency are crucial ones in the life of Andrew Dreyer, a young 'coloured' school teacher in Cape Town. One of six children born in District Six, he ran away the night his mother died, and went to stay with his married sister in the middle-class suburb of Walmer Estate. It wasn't until he went to university that he began to shape his own life and grapple with the political issues of his country. By the time of the 1960 troubles, he is involved enough to be pursued by the Special Branch; and goaded by the critical events of 28-30 March he finally plunges into direct political action in a moment of personal breakthrough. Hailed as the "finest Bildungsroman in our natural literature. In forma lone it is a masterpiece of controlled structural ironies." (Upfront, 5 October 1986).


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