WorldCat Identities

Blacklaws, Troy

Works: 6 works in 52 publications in 5 languages and 1,118 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Soccer stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9369.4.B57, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Troy Blacklaws
Karoo boy by Troy Blacklaws( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a freak accident, Douglas's twin brother is dead, and his family's fragmentation begins. His mother packs up their home in Cape Town and takes him to a tiny backwater town in the semi-desert Karoo region, where she withdraws into her painting. Douglas, a city kid in an insular community, makes only two friends: a beautiful girl named Marika, with her adventurous spirit and tyrannical father; and an old garage worker named Moses, with his junkyard Volvo and dreams of driving away to Cape Town. Against the backdrop of the bitter conflict of 1970s South Africa, Douglas develops a clearer insight into himself and his place in the world, a world where dreams and reality meet in a surprising twist. Blazing with color and light, Karoo Boy offers a sensuous and lyrical evocation of South Africa that leaves a lasting impression and ultimately ends on a note of hope
Blood orange by Troy Blacklaws( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Gecko's childhood is one of sheltered, almost magical innocence on a farm in Natal. He spends his days taking barefoot expeditions with his dogs and his nights listening to Springbok Radio, unaware of the cruel force in his life that apartheid will soon become. With the start of high school in the Cape, Gecko is thrust into a political and personal awakening that is both tragic and heartfelt. With conscription into the South African army looming over him, Gecko's future is as uncertain as his country's. Blood Orange evokes the absurdity, longing, and fear of growing up white in the last decades of apartheid."
Cruel crazy beautiful world : a novel by Troy Blacklaws( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two characters navigate the post-apartheid South African landscape in this haunting story of the injustice that still simmers below the country's surface In Troy Blacklaws's ambitious novel, the lives of two African men run parallel, exposing the tensions that rumble at South Africa's post-apartheid core. Jerusalem is a young poet and student whose stubborn father will no longer pay for his rambling studies. Half Jewish, half Muslim, Jerusalem is forced from Cape Town to a distant harbor village by his father, who believes a stint selling curios to tourists will right his wandering ways. Meanw
Bafana Bafana : a story of soccer, magic and Mandela by Troy Blacklaws( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One boy's journey to see his favorite soccer player in action becomes an uplifting song to the South African spirit. A modern-day folktale set in the heart of South Africa, Bafana Bafana is the story of Pelé, an eleven-year-old village boy whose dream is to see his soccer team play. Such a dream is considered crazy for a boy from the distant outback, but Pelé is far from ordinary; determined to see his favorite player, Sibusiso Zuma, play live, Pelé treks hundreds of kilometers to the jostling, jiving Cape Town. From the dangers of townships, the incredible story of Nelson Mandela, and the magic of a local medicine man, Bafana Bafana is a joyous and lively tale about following your dreams, even in the face of daunting hurdles
Bafana Bafana : una storia di calcio, di magia e di Mandela by Troy Blacklaws( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al villaggio lo chiamano Pelé. Ha il calcio nel sangue e un sogno nel cuore: essere in campo la notte dei mondiali, al fianco dei suoi beniamini. Ce la farà la buona stella di Nelson Mandela a portarlo a Città del Capo?
Blood, sweat and victory by Troy Blacklaws( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.48 for Karoo boy ... to 0.98 for Blood, swe ...)

Karoo boy
Alternative Names
Troy Blacklaws Writer

English (38)

French (7)

German (4)

Dutch (2)

Italian (1)

Blood orangeBafana Bafana : a story of soccer, magic and Mandela