Search - List of Books by Alex La Guma

Alex La Guma (20 February 1925 – 11 October 1985) was a South African novelist, leader of the South African Coloured People's Organisation (SACPO) and a defendant in the Treason Trial, whose works helped characterise the movement against the apartheid era in South Africa. La Guma's vivid style, distinctive dialogue, and realistic, sympathetic portrayal of oppressed groups have made him one of the most notable South African writers of the 20th century. La Guma was awarded the 1969 Lotus Prize for Literature.

La Guma was born in District Six, Cape Town. After graduating from a technical school in 1945, he was an active member of the Plant Workers Union of the Metal Box Company. He was fired after organizing a strike, and he became active in politics, joining the Young Communists League in 1947 and the South African Communist Party in 1948. He published his first short story, 'Nocturn' in 1957. Although La Guma was an inspiration of and inspired by the growing resistance to apartheid, notably the Black Consciousness Movement, his connection to these groups was indirect, as he left South Africa in 1966 and spent the rest of his life in exile.

La Guma's works include the following:

  • A Walk in the Night and Other Stories, (1962), Mbari (Publishers), Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • And a Threefold Cord (1964), Seven Seas Publishers, (East) Berlin, GDR.
  • The Stone-Country (1967), Seven Seas Publishers, (East) Berlin, GDR.
  • In the Fog of the Season's End (1972), Heineman, London.
  • A Soviet Journey (1978), Progress Publishers, Moscow.
  • Time of the Butcherbird (1979), Heineman, London.
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Total Books: 20
A Walk in the Night and Other Stories
2006 - A Walk in the Night and Other Stories [Postcolonial Writings] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842331224
ISBN-10: 1842331221
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In the Fog of the Seasons End
2001 - In the Fog of the Seasons End (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780893880590
ISBN-10: 0893880590
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In the Fog of the Seasons' End
1992 - In the Fog of the Seasons' End [African Writers Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435909802
ISBN-10: 0435909800
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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In the Fog of the Seasons' End
1992 - In the Fog of the Seasons' End (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435901103
ISBN-10: 0435901109
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A Walk in the Night
1991 - A Walk in the Night (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780864861764
ISBN-10: 0864861761
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And a Threefold Cord
1989 - And a Threefold Cord (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780904759907
ISBN-10: 0904759903
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Time of the Butcherbird
1987 - Time of the Butcherbird (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435907587
ISBN-10: 0435907581
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Walk in the Night
1986 - A Walk in the Night [African Writers Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435907549
ISBN-10: 0435907549
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In the Fog of the Seasons' End A Novel
1973 - In the Fog of the Seasons' End a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780893880583
ISBN-10: 0893880582
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In the Fog of the Season's End
1972 - In the Fog of the Season's End [African writers series, 110] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435906375
ISBN-10: 0435906372
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A Walk in the Night and Other Stories
1968 - A Walk in the Night and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810101395
ISBN-10: 0810101394
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Walk in the Night and Other Stories
1967 - Walk in the Night and Other Stories (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810103993
ISBN-10: 0810103990
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Walk in the Night and Other Stories
Walk in the Night and Other Stories [African Writers S] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435900359
ISBN-10: 0435900358
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The Stone Country
The Stone Country [African Writers Series No. 152] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435901523
ISBN-10: 0435901524
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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time of the Butcherbird
Time of the Butcherbird (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435902124
ISBN-10: 0435902121
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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WALK IN THE NIGHT and other stories
Walk in the Night and Other Stories (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435906122
ISBN-10: 0435906127
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Jimmy La Guma A biography
Jimmy La Guma a Biography [Voices of black South Africans series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780869681213
ISBN-10: 0869681214
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