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A little boy witnesses the ugliness of apartheid.
Hardcover, 87 pages
Published 1998 by Viking
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Valery Welsh
A cute little story. An easy read
Melanie Cook
I've never read any of Bryce Courtenay's books before, and I chose this one because of it's cover. Well, and it sounded nice.

It was quite thought provoking - quite gripping, and very powerful! I'd certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a simple, quick, but intelligent read.
Dennis
A small book of 87 pages. The story of a small orphan boy taken in by a Boer farmer in South Africa. The trial by the 'Monkey Man', witch doctor, of the native workers about the theft of a hurricane lamp and parafin was a big part of this little gem
Jesse Dixon
The Night Country is a short story about a boys experience living in South Africa. Reading about the trial performed by the Monkey Man was fascinating, but the subsequent brutality disconcerting. Very good short story.
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Mar 04, 2012 Lyssofcourse marked it as to-read
My friend was getting rid of this lovely small hardcover edition I have never read a Bruce Courtney book before, so I grabbed it
Liz
Not quite sure what that was about... Wonderful use of language and imagery though.
Martin Thompson
such a lovely little book with a nice little story a must read
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A beautiful story
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I was born illegitimately in 1933 in South Africa and spent my early childhood years in a small town deep in the heart of the Lebombo mountains.

It was a somewhat isolated community and I grew up among farm folk and the African people. At the age of five I was sent to a boarding school which might be better described as a combination orphanage and reform school, where I learned to box - though less
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