Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Of French and Malagasy stock, involved in South African politics from an early age, Alex La Guma was arrested for treason with others in and finally acquitted in During the State of Emergency following the Sharpeville massacre he was detained for five months. Continuing to write, he endured house arrest and solitary confinement.
La Guma left South Africa as Of French and Malagasy stock, involved in South African politics from an early age, Alex La Guma was arrested for treason with others in and finally acquitted in He died in These works reveal the plight of non-whites in apartheid South Africa, laying bare the lives of the poor and the outcasts who filled the ghettoes and shantytowns. A walk in the night -- Tattoo marks and nails -- At the Portagee's -- The gladiators -- Blankets -- A matter of taste -- The lemon orchard Get A Copy.
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(Cassette). Sort order. Jun 25, Amit Mishra rated it really liked it. A walk in the night is the first novel of Alex la Guma, a short, accomplished story about the Capetown slum, district six, which it evokes vividly in terse spare descriptions.
The novel engraves the iniquities of apartheid in the scrupulously detailed language of realism. Dec 15, Khadija rated it really liked it. Few days ago we lost a great man who sacrificed and made his utmost efforts to help achieve the freedom and liberation of a whole black nation in South Africa, without mentioning his name, I do believe most of you realize that I'm talking about the late Nelson Mandela.
Given that I live in Africa, the continent, I noticed that my knowledge about its Literature is very limited. For that reason, I decided to read a variety of works from east west north and south Africa.
A Walk in The Night and O Few days ago we lost a great man who sacrificed and made his utmost efforts to help achieve the freedom and liberation of a whole black nation in South Africa, without mentioning his name, I do believe most of you realize that I'm talking about the late Nelson Mandela.
With his vivid realistic description of the people, the slums and the city of Cape Town, you will be caught up in that tragic dark world, live and sense it as Walk At Night - Amanda Man - 1988 (From 19 Tracks & 88 Feelings) / Amy Undercover ?/ Fart 1987/1986? (Cassette). Within the book, Alex tackles the issue of racism, Apartheid,violence, poverty and other social problems the people of South Africa suffered from for decades.
Apr 20, Moses Kilolo rated it really liked Walk At Night - Amanda Man - 1988 (From 19 Tracks & 88 Feelings) / Amy Undercover ?/ Fart 1987/1986? (Cassette). Thanks to an unusual insomnia on my part last night, I read this through. The story of one Michael Adonis and an acquintance Willeyboy, it covers such themes as police brutality, social discrimination, crime, poverty, etc etc.
I guess this was written during the days of apartheid, because the theme is so central to the story. Feb 26, A. I don't have strong feelings either way about this book.
It's a story about anger and apartheid. Characters stuck in a grimy South African world suffer and simmer and stew. The bloodshed doesn't begin in earnest during the time period in which the story is set, but as a Preview of Coming Attractions this novella opens up the psyche of an oppressed and despairing people.
The prose is okay. I'm a limited-description sort of guy, and sometimes this story is a few adjectives short of fully capturing I don't have strong feelings either way about this book. I'm a limited-description sort of guy, and Walk At Night - Amanda Man - 1988 (From 19 Tracks & 88 Feelings) / Amy Undercover ?/ Fart 1987/1986?
(Cassette) this story is a few adjectives short of fully capturing Montana in the fall. Sometimes storylines sound pretty simple when they're broken down to their actual plot points; such would be the case here. It's a character story, not something that's going to get talked about in Camelot. Human rights and ongoing personal tragedy are on display.
I'd take a pass on this unless you're just that interested. I guess the best way to describe this is a book that fulfills its purpose, but its purpose isn't grandiose. Entertainment value is fairly limited and considering the subject matter, there are ways to take a story set in this scenario that might've amped up the reader's emotional reaction. As it is, three stars. Paul Merton: The Series Debut on Two Crossing the Line Beth's Mother Poirot Mrs Pengelley Wild Flowers Panama Hat Sir Norbert Smith, a Life Mrs.
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