The native commissioner

The native commissioner

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Sam Jameson, eight years old at the time of his father George's death, decides, some forty years later, to go through the box of his father's papers which his mother had passed on to him. In trying to piece together the life of a parent he never really knew, Sam discovers a sensitive, inherently kind but insecure man. George has seemingly spent his working life as a native commissioner conscientiously carrying out his duties, but has never quite been able to come to terms with the white man's place in Africa. As his doubts deepen he is overwhelmed by despair.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 127 x 193.04 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143025430
  • 9780143025436

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Shaun Johnson, who is currently chief executive of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, has for many years been a prominent figure in the South African media world. The Native Commissioner is his first novel.
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180 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 21% (37)
4 37% (67)
3 23% (41)
2 12% (21)
1 8% (14)
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