"Mine Boy" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Mine Boy"
A critical review of the 1946 pro-Marxist novel, "Mine Boy" by Peter Abrahams on oppression in South Africa.
# 20203 | 1,125 words | 2 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 17, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (General) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)


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"This study will examine the 1946 novel Mine Boy, by Peter Abrahams, first giving some information on the author and the background of the book and its historical context, and then exploring the elements of the novel itself, including plot, characterization, style, intended audience, and the contribution the book makes to an understanding of African life and history.


As we read in Charles Larson's Introduction to the novel,
the book was published "two years before the Nationalists gained control of South African politics" and "just before apartheid became entrenched into the South African legal system and racialism became a sanctified governmental policy (Abrahams 5)."


The book was published in South Africa, as Shava writes, precisely because its publication preceded what was to shortly be the beginning of official and legal crackdowns against such..."

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