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Mating Birds

(1983)
A novel by

 
 
The story of a young South African black man obsessed with an English girl whom he encounters on the segregated Durban beachfront is told from the narrator's prison cell in this classic African novel. Although no words are exchanged, a connection develops between the two mismatched lovers, leading to an intense and ambiguous sexual encounter. He is charged with rape and receives the death sentence. Reconstructing his own history, his obsession with the girl, and his court proceedings, the narrator offers a powerful examination of the warped racial morality and brutality of apartheid.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mating Birds
Author(s): Lewis Nkosi
ISBN: 0-09-467240-7 / 978-0-09-467240-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : South Africa Paperback
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Title: Mating Birds
Author(s): Lewis Nkosi
ISBN: 0-7957-0171-3 / 978-0-7957-0171-9 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Kwela Books
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December 1997 : South Africa Paperback
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Title: Mating Birds
Author(s): Lewis Nkosi
ISBN: 0-86975-317-7 / 978-0-86975-317-0 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: Ravan Press (Pty) Ltd
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December 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mating Birds (Flamingo S.)
Author(s): Lewis Nkosi
ISBN: 0-00-654187-9 / 978-0-00-654187-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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February 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mating Birds (Perennial fiction library)
Author(s): Lewis Nkosi
ISBN: 0-06-097085-5 / 978-0-06-097085-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mating Birds: A Novel
Author(s): Lewis Nkosi
ISBN: 0-312-52295-9 / 978-0-312-52295-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vhps Trade
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