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The Resource Down Second Avenue, Es'kia Mphahlele ; foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Down Second Avenue, Es'kia Mphahlele ; foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Label
Down Second Avenue
Title
Down Second Avenue
Statement of responsibility
Es'kia Mphahlele ; foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1969, Es'kia Mphahlele is considered the Dean of African Letters and the father of black South African writing. Down Second Avenue is a landmark book that describes Mphahlele{u2019}s experience growing up in segregated South Africa. Vivid, graceful, and unapologetic, it details a daily life of severe poverty and brutal police surveillance under the subjugation of an apartheid regime. Banned in South Africa after its original 1959 publication for its protest against apartheid, Down Second Avenue is a foundational work of literature that continues to inspire activists today."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1919-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mphahlele, Es'kia
Dewey number
968.06092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mphahlele, Es'kia
  • Mphahlele, Es'kia
  • Mphahlele, Es'kia
  • Authors, South African
  • South Africa
  • Authors, South African
  • Manners and customs
  • South Africa
  • Authors, South African
  • South Africa
Label
Down Second Avenue, Es'kia Mphahlele ; foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book describes the author's experiences of growing up in segregated South Africa. It details a daily life of severe poverty and brutal police surveillance under the subjugation of an apartheid regime. Banned in South Africa after its original 1959 publication for its protest against apartheid, this book is a foundational work of literature that continues to inspire activists today. -- Publisher description
Control code
ocn820118225
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780143106791
Lccn
2013006672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)820118225
Label
Down Second Avenue, Es'kia Mphahlele ; foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book describes the author's experiences of growing up in segregated South Africa. It details a daily life of severe poverty and brutal police surveillance under the subjugation of an apartheid regime. Banned in South Africa after its original 1959 publication for its protest against apartheid, this book is a foundational work of literature that continues to inspire activists today. -- Publisher description
Control code
ocn820118225
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780143106791
Lccn
2013006672
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)820118225

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