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Black diamond

Author: Zakes Mda
Publisher: London ; New York ; Calcutta : Seagull Books, 2014. ©2009
Series: The Africa list
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Kristin Uys, a tough magistrate, goes on a one-woman crusade to wipe out prostitution in her town. Her reasons are personal and her zeal is fierce. Her main targets are the Visagie Brothers, Stevo and Shortie, who run a brothel, and although she fails to take down the entire establishment, she manages to nail Stevo for contempt of court. From Diepkloof Prison, the outraged Stevo orchestrates his revenge against the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zakes Mda
ISBN: 0857422227 9780857422224
OCLC Number: 874098834
Description: 315 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: The Africa list
Responsibility: Zakes Mda.


Features Kristin Uys, a tough magistrate who lives alone with her cat in the Roodepoort district of Johannesburg. In this novel, she goes on a one-woman crusade to wipe out prostitution in her town.  Read more...


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"Vivid inventiveness and acerbic iconoclasm.... Tender humor and brutal violence vie with each other in Mda's pages. as do vibrant life and sudden death. The struggle between them creates an Read more...

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