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Mine Boy : ‘One of my all-time favourite novels’ (Tsitsi Dangarembga)

Abrahams, Peter
Format: Paperback
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Published: December 1, 2022
ISBN: 9780571376414
272 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

Xuma will never forget the day he arrived in the Johannesburg slums: the charismatic woman who takes him in, the brutal police raids, the fights, friendships, dancing, drinking and romances – yet it soon feels like home. But when he becomes a leader in the city’s gold mines, he is shocked by the racist treatment of the labourers. And as he begins to question whether ‘man could be without colour’, Xuma stages an act of defiance that changes his life forever . . .

In 1946, Peter Abrahams’ classic novel Mine Boy exposed South Africa’s fledgling racial apartheid system and townships to the world – and its wisdom, vividness and political power endures to this day.

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