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La Guma, Alex

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Works: 162 works in 590 publications in 16 languages and 7,209 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PR9369.3.L3, 823
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A walk in the night : and other stories by Alex La Guma( Book )
93 editions published between 1886 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
"Alex Le Guma's 1962 novella, first published in Nigeria after being smuggled out of South Africa - follows the events of one single night in Cape Town's District Six. At the centre of this narrative is La Guma's hero, Michael Adonis. Nursing his anger at being sacked by his white boss from his job as a sheet-metal worker, Adonis wanders through the night like a dispossessed ghost. The victim of apartheid's racist laws, he is too self-absorbed in his impotent anger to articulate his frustration, and too narrowly focused on his own troubles to realise that his lot is shared by all those the state labels "non-whites". A Walk in the Night is not only the story of Adonis, but of his friends and their antagonists. It is also the story of 'District Six', which is as much a character as the human protagonists."--BOOK JACKET
In the fog of the season's end by Alex La Guma( Book )
66 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 903 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 )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 660 libraries worldwide
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The stone country by Alex La Guma( Book )
39 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Een zuidafrikaanse activist beschrijft zijn verblijf in het land van steen, de gevangenis onder de berg in Kaapstad
Apartheid : a collection of writings on South African racism by South Africans by Alex La Guma( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
And a threefold cord by Alex La Guma( Book )
29 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 267 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 )
13 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Jimmy La Guma : a biography by Alex La Guma( Book )
3 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Deep cuts : graphic adaptations of stories by Can Themba( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 49 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 14 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 by Richard Rive( Book )
3 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Quartet : new voices from South Africa: Alex La Guma, James Matthews, Richard Rive, Alf Wannenburgh by Richard Rive( Book )
6 editions published between 1965 and 1971 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 )
6 editions published in 2002 in 6 languages and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Matemáticas by Montserrat Torra Bitlloch( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
25 proud years; the story of the Textile Workers' Union by Textile Workers' Silver Anniversary Committee( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A Soviet journey by Alex La Guma( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"A Soviet Journey by the South African activist and novelist Alex La Guma (1925-1985) is the longest and most substantive account of the USSR by a writer from sub-Saharan Africa. It is a rare and important document of the antiapartheid struggle and the Cold War period."--Provided by publisher
Liberation Chabalala : the world of Alex La Guma by Alex La Guma( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 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 "Africa, Lectures with Black African writers and artists, 1962-1966"] ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This collection includes lectures/comments by the following African writers: Alex La Guma, R. Serumaga, Lewis Nkosi, A. Hutchinson, Richard Rive, John Nagenda, Cosmo Pieterse, Frances Ademola, Donatus Nwoga, and others; and by the following artists: Todd Matshikiza on Henry Carlsen, Albert Adams on Hussain Sherife (painter), and others
 
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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 novel·lista sud-africà
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
LaGuma, Alexander.
Гума, Алекс ла
Ла Гума, Алекс
ЛаГума, Алекс
라 구루마, 알렉스 1925-1985
라 구우마, 알렉스 1925-1985
アレックス・ラ・グーマ
ラ・グーマ, アレックス
Languages
English (330)
German (13)
Spanish (12)
French (11)
Dutch (6)
Russian (5)
Danish (4)
Swedish (3)
Japanese (3)
Portuguese (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Slovenian (1)
Italian (1)
Catalan (1)
Latvian (1)
Basque (1)
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