Black Background. The Childhood of a South African Girl.


When Dora Magidi was fourteen years old,she began to write the stories which appear in this book.Using her native Venda tongue,she described incidents in her life among her people,a tribe of hunters who came down from Rhodesia some two centuries ago to settle in the Northern Transvaal,a region of South Africa dominated by the Zoutpandberg mountains.Dora crisscrosses between two cultures often in conflict–her own and modern European,the ruling civilization that grants itself privilages denied to Dora and her fellow Africans.

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H/b in v/g clean boards,in a v/g pictorial protected d/w.Size 9×6 pp 207,inc,bibliography,notes on the text,plates as reproduced photographic prints,inc frontispiece.Hinges strong.Binding good to firm.No foxing,staining or browning.There is a signature to the f/ep,otherwise clean and bright throughout.


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