Matashona  by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape
Matashona by Richard Pape

Matashona by Richard Pape

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Matashona

by Richard Pape

Anthony Gibbs & Phillips, 1962, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and marking to covers, a little foxing to endpapers, no inscriptions, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, small chips and tears (see photographs)

“Matashona is the first novel by Pape which can be described as a story of great strength and deep human emotions.  The title is the name of a prison in Africa, a terrible place divided into separate compounds for whites, blacks and coloureds.  This is a story of the coloureds, those unhappy people who are neither white nor black, who are looked upon as tainted by the pure-bred of all other  races, for one specific reason.  The reason is sexual.  They are human beings whose very souls are coloured by the cross-breeding of their parents and the fear of its results on future generations.  The blacker of them revert to black.  Some of the “go white”.  Yet if a white man falls in love, marries a white coloured girl, and carries her off to the enclaves wherein the white men dwell, their child when it is born may be black.”