Mine Boy Author:Peter Abrahams Mine Boy is an early novel by Peter Abrahams. It tells of the story of Xuma, a countryman, in a large South African industrial city, and the impact on him of the new ways and new values. The author writes of Xuma as a man in transition. He uses him as an instrument to the describe the lives and ways of the people who live in the backwater... more »s of the city. Because Xuma is new to it, he can see the hard, disturbing, underprivileged way of life with freshness. This was one of the first books which drew attention to the lives of black South Africans in a white-dominated country.
Heinemann African Writers Series, Volume 6
Line drawing illustrations by Ruth Yudelowitz
First published by Faber & Faber in 1946, and first published in the African Writers Series in 1963.« less