Eskia Mphahleles seminal memoir of life in apartheid South Africaavailable for the first time in Penguin ClassicsNominated for the Nobel Prize in 1969, Eskia Mphahlele is considered the Dean of African Letters and the father of black South African writing Down Second Avenue is a landmark book that describes Mphahleles experience growing up in segregated South Africa Vivid, graceful, and unapologetic, it details a daily life of severe poverty and brutal police surveillance under the subjugation of an apartheid regime Banned in South Africa after its original 1959 publication for its protest against apartheid, Down Second Avenue is a foundational work of literature that continues to inspire activists today.For than sixty five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators....
|Title||:||Down Second Avenue (Penguin Classics)|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Classics Reprint edition July 30, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|File Size||:||580 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Down Second Avenue (Penguin Classics) Reviews
arrived on time, my high school senior was happy to start it in time
As Ralph Ellison did in mid-1900s America, Mphahlele shrewdly conveys the actualities of a miserable, mendacious government, and its innumerable crimes upon its native inhabitants, in a way that does not turn off readers not of his own race prior to the story actually being told. He, again like Ellison, makes us (caucasians) aware of a central social reality of which most of us are ignorant: It's better to be hated than it is to be ignored, (ergo, 'I felt like a bull without a China shop.').