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A Walk in the Night and Other Stories (edition 1968)

by Alex La Guma

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Title:A Walk in the Night and Other Stories
Authors:Alex La Guma
Info:Northwestern University Press (1968), Paperback
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Tags:africa, South Africa, fiction, short stories

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I am thy father's spirit;
Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,
And for the day confined to fast in fires,
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
Are burnt and purged away.

William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Act I, Scene V
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For Tyres, Gogs, and Italiaan
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The young man dropped from the trackless tram just before it stopped at Castle Bridge.
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This is a collection of short stories set in Cape Town's notorious District Six. The stories look at issues of poverty, with characters such as Willieboy, Mikey, Miss Gipsy and Raalt.
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