Familiarity is the Kingdom of the Lost
'That confidence trickster gave me an idea. An idea that could be made to work. All it needed was guts and brains. And I think I had them both.' So wrote Dugmore Boetie, recreating his lost days of Johannesburg's Sophiatown, and most of the rest of South Africa, improvizing his smitten life of thievery and apartheid woes. Dugmore is a one-legged, unemployed ex-convict with an incriminating passbook. Savagely funny, he was a rackety, resilient, fantastic scam-artist all the way.
- Paperback | 206 pages
- 128 x 194 x 18mm | 240.4g
- 31 Jan 2008
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Dugmore Boetie
Dugmore Boetie was the one-legged cripple who died of lung cancer in his early forties in 1966. His first appearance in print had been under guidance of the editor Nat Nakasa in the second issue of The Classic in 1963, with an item called 'The Last Leg.