Saturday, 20 May 2017

Violent Sunday - James A. Brown

THE DRINKING DENS AND DANCE HALLS OF JOHANNESBURG


ACE BOOKS H349
FIRST PRINTING 1960
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY ROBERT HALE 1956

A compelling and sensitive portrait of life in the Negro shanty towns ringing Johannesburg
-DAILY SKETCH

Distressful, fiercely impressive novel...if his story is painful, it is so burningly and compassionately alive, so sure in characterisation, so unflinching in its posing of a bitter problem, that it demands to be read
-VANITY FAIR

Often it is brutal and sordid in a manner which cannot be paralleled in Europe, but it also offers poetry and humour
-TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The tragedy of David, who envied the white man's wealth and sought to achieve parity by crime, is played out against an inclusive background of squalor and disillusionment
-BIRMINGHAM MAIL

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