DEBBIE GO HOME

Less then 120 written pages, divided over 10 stories (yes, short stories).
Pages of craftsmanship.
Pages of terseness.
Pages of hidden gems.
Pages that expose a society.

In these ten stories the South African writer Alan Paton (1903 – 1988) writes about events at a reformatory where he held a position of leadership (1935 – 1949) during the years of apartheid. He was in search of justice and a future for the boys who stayed under his care. The delinquent boys were given more freedom at the institution when they showed good behaviour. 

A wonderful little book.

Alan Paton –  Debby go home – 1961

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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