NO TIGERS IN AFRICA by Norman Silver (hier online bestellen)
Teenager Selwyn Lewis emigrates from South Africa to England with his family. He hopes to escape his guilty
past, but is unable to settle or make friends because of his rigid, white South African attitudes. His parents
are too absorbed with their own upheaval to notice that Selwyn’s crisis is reaching breaking point....
Extract from book:
"I know it all started in Jo’burg when I killed Philemon Majodena, or maybe even earlier than that, when I
was born into my white skin. But when I got to this country I thought all the blood I spilled was left behind.
No way, man! That trouble followed me here like a pack of starving hyenas."
About the author:
Norman Silver was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1946. He has lived in England since 1969.
He has a BA (Hons) in philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MSc in computer science
from the University of Essex.
Before taking up writing full-time he worked in remand homes for adolescents in London and Bristol and
taught computer programming at an information technology centre.
His novels have been translated into seven languages and have received critical acclaim. No Tigers in Africa
was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award and won the Blue Cobra Prize, awarded by the Third World
Children’s Book Foundation.
Since 1989 he has worked extensively in schools, colleges and adult education, with both able and disabled
groups of children, teenagers and adults. He has also run prose and poetry workshops for unemployed people
and is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education.
He has read his work at numerous venues including Story International, Rotterdam and the National Theatre,
London. He was Writer in Residence at the 1995 Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
His next book Superheroes, a new collection of poetry for younger readers will be published by Hodder
and Stoughton in 1998.
NO TIGERS IN AFRICA by Norman Silver
Taschenbuch - 128 Seiten - Faber and Faber
Erscheinungsdatum: 27. April 1992
Preis: € 8,49
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