Don't Tread on My Dreams : A Collection of Short Stories
Whether set in Cape Town, Johannesburg or the remoteness of lonely farms, these stories present an acute and heartfelt sensitivity for the troubles of ordinary people during apartheid. They provide a rare historical record of the times, revealing the hopes and dreams of people of all races, that are only now becoming a reality. Dora Taylor's powers of observation enable her to conjure up the vibrancy of a city, the squalor of a shanty town or the peace of the veld. Although the stories are often heart-rendingly tragic, there is always an underlying quality of hope, springing from the author's intense desire that things should improve, an objective to which she devoted her life.
- Electronic book text | 291 pages
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Dora Taylor
Although forced to leave in 1963, Dora Taylor never gave up her struggle to bring about change in South Africa. She was unable to return to her beloved Cape Town and died in exile in 1976. These stories, written in the 1950s and 60s, were safely kept amongst Taylor's papers for many years after her death. They are published here for the first time, in the climate of today's new South Africa, and are all the more remarkable in the context of the recent past.