Requiem for Sophiatown

Requiem for Sophiatown

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"No artist will ever be content to substitute the noise of war for the music of his soul," wrote the South African Can Themba, the star turn of the Sophiatown Renaissance of the 1950s. His pieces about what he defined as the shadow life of the new African led the way for a generation of writers in "Drum" magazine, "The Classic" and other outlets. Here are twenty-five short stories and sketches from the creative side of his career, including "The Suit" - his classic, most anthologised and adapted work - with several previously uncollected pieces, some in print for the first time.
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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 133 x 201 x 15mm | 180g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • ports.
  • 0143185489
  • 9780143185482
  • 1,765,670

About Can Themba

Can Themba (1924-1967) South African short-story writer. In 1966, while he was working as a teacher in Swaziland, he was declared a 'statutory communist' and his work was banned in South Africa. Only in the 1980s did it become freely available with the publication of two collections, The Will to Die (1972) and The World of Can Themba (1985).
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