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Publisher: Ravan Press. Country: South Africa. Date: 1979-86.


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Forced Landing: Africa South, Contemporary Writings
Johannesburg, Ravan Press, 1980 (Staffrider Series, 3).
Paperback.

"A collection of passionate short stories written during the apartheid era in South Africa by black southern Africans (including Bessie Head), and a letter written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the then Prime Minster of South Africa in 1976 uncompromisingly challenging the (im)morality and injustice of apartheid."
-- In Other Words Books


STAFFRIDER SERIES (RAVAN PRESS)
Series Note:
This series was published by the Ravan Press (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa, in the years 1979-86.

"Also of outstanding importance for black South African literature was the Staffrider Series, which brought forth a flood of books by black writers. The series started in 1979 with Madingoane's poetry collection, Africa My Beginning, then presented Matshoba's volume of short stories Call Me Not a Man in the same year and the prose anthology Forced Landing early in 1980. An average of four to five volumes were printed annually in the 1980s, a decade which finally saw black writing and publishing flourish in South Africa."

-- Fact - Fiction - "faction": A Study of Black South African Literature in English by Horst Zander
Tubingen, Gunther Narr Verlag, 1999 (Buchreihe zu den Arbeiten aus Anglistik and Amerikanistik), pp. 153-4.


Serial Number / Title / Author / Year of Publication


1.
Africa My Beginning
by Ingoapele Madingoane
1979

2.
Call Me Not A Man
Mtutuzeli Matshoba
1979

3.
Forced Landing: Africa South : Contemporary Writings
by Mothobi Mutloatse
1981

4.
Ogun Abibiman
by Wole Soyinka
Johannesburg: Ravan Press in association with Rex Collings, London, 1980

5.
Mzala: The Stories of Mbulelo Mzamane
by Mbulelo Mzamane
1982

6.
Amandla: A Novel
by Miriam Tlali
1980

7.
Waiting for Leila
by Achmat Dangor
1981

8.
Reconstruction: 90 Years of Black Historical Literature
by Mothobi Mutloatse
1981

9.
The Unbroken Song
by Ezekiel Mphahlele
1987

10.
A Seed Must Seem to Die
by Daniel P. Kunene [Daniel Pule Kunene]
1981

11.
Seeds of War
by Mtutuzeli Matshoba
1981

12.
To Every Birth Its Blood
by Mongane Serote
1985

13.
The Children of Soweto: A Trilogy
by Mbulelo Mzamane
1982

14.
Mama Ndiyalila: Stories
by Mothobi Mutloatse
1982

15.
No More Lullabies
by Mafika Pascal Gwala
1982

16.
Dispossessed
by Modikwe Dikobe
1983

17.
Bulldozer
by Achmat Dangor
1983

18.
World of Can Themba: Selected Writings of the Late Can Themba
by Can Themba; Essop Patel
1990

19.
Fools and Other Stories
by Njabulo S Ndebele
1994

20.
The Park and Other Stories
by James Matthews
1983

21.
Inside
by Jeremy Cronin
1987

22.
O Earth, Wait For Me
by Frank Mkalawile Chipasula
1984

23.
Afrika My Music: An Autobiography, 1957-1983
by Ezekiel Mphahlele
1984

24.
Driven To Work
by Donald Parenzee
1985

25.
Light in a Stark Age
by Steve Jacobs
1984

26.
From the Pit of Hell to the Spring of Life
by Daniel P Kunene
1986

27.
The World of Nat Nakasa
by Nathaniel Nakasa; Essop Patel
1985

28.
Mafangambiti: The Story of a Bull
by Titus Ntsieni Maumela; Diana MacCutcheon
c. 1986


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