I AM BLACK. The Story of Shabala. Illustrated by Willem Hendrikz.
London: Cassell, 1937. 2nd printing (first was in 1936). Black cloth. Four bold lino-cut illustrations inserted. Foxing to page edges and to endpapers; ink gift inscription to front free endpaper; a bright, tight, unworn near fine copy otherwise. Dust jacket has some small chips to tips of bit foxed and lightly darkened white spine; shallow chip to upper inner corner of front panel; short creased edge tears to panels; light soiling to white rear panel; darkening to rear flap fold; small ink notation t o top of rear flap; else VG, and still quite attractive. "This is the story of Shabala, the son of a Zulu chieftain, who leaves his father's kraal to go and work in the Johannesburg mines. In the pages of this powerful novel we see just how white civilisation strikes the Black Man; how what we call 'necessary discipline' really appears to the African native; how White Man's justice can be so unmistakably Black Man's injustice." - jacket. White authors.