Ngomane, Dorah; Masuku, Aletah; Manthosi, Alsetah: The Ultimate Safari
The short story “The Ultimate Safari,” by Nadine Gordimer, was originally published in 1991 in Jump and Other Short Stories (London: Bloomsbury). This new edition of The Ultimate Safari is distinguished by its illustrations: twelve lithographs drawn on ball-grained aluminum plates, hand-colored, and hand-printed on 250 gsm Arches by Mark Attwood, Leshoka Legate, and Peter Sekole at The Artists’ Press, Johannesburg. The text is typeset in Univers and hand-printed from polymer blocks. The book is hand-sewn and hand-bound in linen cloth by Peter Carstens of Johannesburg and enclosed in a matching slipcase with edges of multicolored marbled paper. Gordimer signed every copy of the book, and each artist signed her own prints.
Written in the first person, this story tells a ten-year-old girl’s wrenching story of her family’s flight from Mozambique to South Africa, escaping violence in their home country. Set in Mozambique, Kruger National Park (on the border of Mozambique and South Africa), and a refugee camp in South Africa, the story addresses the plight of displaced people who have left their homes in neighboring countries to find better lives in South Africa.
eng., 12 original hand-printed lithographs,hand-sewn and hand-bound in linen cloth, signed by Gordimer, slipcase, 52p, 7,9 x 11,4 inch, Ed. of 100, num., sign., Johannesburg, 2001, The Artists' Press
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