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La Guma, Alex

Overview
Works: 161 works in 553 publications in 15 languages and 6,543 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PR9369.3.L3, 823
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Most widely held works by Alex La Guma
A walk in the night : and other stories by Alex La Guma( Book )
83 editions published between 1886 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Tragisk historie fra apartheid-tidens Sydafrika om en gruppe "farvede" unge mennesker i et smumkvarter i Cape Town
In the fog of the season's end by Alex La Guma( Book )
63 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 884 libraries worldwide
A novel of great sensitivity about people in Cape Town organizing underground opposition to apartheid
Time of the butcherbird by Alex La Guma( Book )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 665 libraries worldwide
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The stone country by Alex La Guma( Book )
38 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Apartheid : a collection of writings on South African racism by South Africans by Alex La Guma( Book )
29 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 libraries worldwide
And a threefold cord by Alex La Guma( Book )
28 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
I nogle usle blikskure i udkanten af Cape Town kæmper en flok mennesker for at overleve i en verden af mudder og dyb elendighed
Quartet : new voices from South Africa by Richard Rive( Book )
18 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Jimmy La Guma : a biography by Alex La Guma( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Deep cuts : graphic adaptations of stories by Can Themba( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A walk in the night and other stories by Alex La Guma( file )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Alex la Guma : a colossus revisited : featuring 3 stories : A walk in the night, the stone country, Time of the butcherbird by Alex La Guma( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"A proud child of Cape Town's infamous District Six, Alex La Guma (1925 - 1985) is one of South Africa's unsung literary heroes. As a novelist and a freedom fighter, he followed in the footsteps of his politically active father, Jimmy La Guma to combat the injustices of apartheid, then went into exile in London with his family after harrowing periods of solitary detention and severe harassment at the hands of South Africa's Special Branch police. With an eye for the minutiae of life - depicted in all its harsh reality, tempered with profound compassion, gentle humour and a beautifully ornate prose style, he produced five superb novels and over a dozen short stories between 1962 and 1979. In addition to his writing, his political work continued in exile and he subsequently left London for Havana, Cuba to become chief representative of the African National Congress in the Caribbean. Yet today, tragically, in the country of his birth - where his books were once banned - he is virtually unknown, a forgotten colossus. However, his potent genius for creating vivid characters amidst the brutality of apartheid, his masterful storytelling technique, his ardent humanity and unwavering support of the poor, the oppressed and the ostracized, will in time all ensure his lasting fame, both in South Africa and abroad."--Publisher's website: http://www.otterley.com/products/a-colossus-revisited
Quartet ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Memories of home : the writings of Alex La Guma by Alex La Guma( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Tres estrellas fugaces by Marta Borraz( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in 5 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Matemáticas 2 : Educación Primaria, primeiro ciclo by Montserrat Torra Bitlloch( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
UGANDA Music from Uganda, Vol. 3 Modern Echoes of Kampala ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Protest in fiction : an approach to Alex la Guma by Gareth Cornwell( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[Transcripts of "Nigeria, Hausa program series, 1968-1970"] ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This Hausa collection contains 5 plays by Alex La Guma, oral traditions, and discussions on the following topics: journalism, change and control, African leaders, human rights, cities, need for law, contact and conflict, travellers in Africa, migration, Africa and the world and His Excellency the Ambassador
[Transcripts of "Africa, Black African writers and playwrights, 1962-1968"] ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Liberation Chabalala : the world of Alex La Guma by Alex La Guma( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alex La Guma écrivain sud-africain
Alex La Guma escritor sudafricano
Alex La Guma journalist uit Zuid-Afrika (1925-1985)
Alex La Guma südafrikanischer Schriftsteller
Guma, Alex la
Guma, Alex la 1925-1985
La Guma, Aleks 1925-1985
La Guma, Alexander 1925-1985
La Guma, Justin Alexander
La Guma, Justin Alexander 1925-1985
Laguma, Alex 1925-1985
Ла Гума, Алекс
라 구루마, 알렉스 1925-1985
라 구우마, 알렉스 1925-1985
ラ・グーマ, アレックス
Languages
English (304)
German (12)
Spanish (12)
French (11)
Russian (5)
Dutch (4)
Danish (4)
Swedish (3)
Japanese (3)
Portuguese (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Slovenian (1)
Catalan (1)
Latvian (1)
Italian (1)
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