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Thirteen Cents

Thirteen Cents

(2000)
A novel by

 
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

With an introduction by Shaun Viljoen

Every city has an unspoken side. Cape Town, between the picture postcard mountain and sea, has its own shadow: a place of dislocation and uncertainty, dependence and desperation, destruction and survival, gangsters, pimps, pedophiles, hunger, hope, and moments of happiness. Living in this shadow is Azure, a thirteen-year-old who makes his living on the streets, a black teenager sought out by white men, beholden to gang leaders but determined to create some measure of independence in this dangerous world. Thirteen Cents is an extraordinary and unsparing account of a coming of age in Cape Town.

Reminiscent of some of the greatest child narrators in literature, Azure's voice will stay with the reader long after this short novel is finished. Based on personal experiences, Thirteen Cents is Duiker's debut novel, originally published in 2000.

This first edition to be published outside South Africa includes an introduction by Shaun Viljoen and a special glossary of South African words and phrases from the text translated into English.

 
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Thirteen Cents: A Novel (Modern African Writing Series)
Author(s): K Sello Duiker
ISBN: 0-8214-2036-4 / 978-0-8214-2036-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2000 : South Africa Paperback
Title: Thirteen Cents
Author(s): K Sello Duiker
ISBN: 0-86486-357-8 / 978-0-86486-357-7 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: David Philip, Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Thirteen Cents: A Novel (Modern African Writing Series)
Author(s): K Sello Duiker
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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