Winner of the Sunday Times (South Africa) Alan Paton Award for Nonfiction
Winner of the Herskovitz Award from the African Studies Association.
‘The seed is mine. The ploughshares are mine. The span of oxen is mine. Everything is mine. Only the land is their’s.’–Kas Maine
A bold and innovative social history, The Seed Is Mine concerns the disenfranchised blacks who did so much to shape the destiny of South Africa. After years of interviews with Kas Maine and his neighbors, employers, friends, and family–a rare triumph of collaborative courage and dedication–Charles van Onselen has re-created the entire life of a man who struggled to maintain his family in a world dedicated to enriching whites and impoverishing blacks, while South Africa was tearing them apart.
Soft cover. First Edition Thus (1997), so stated. Good. Wraps: shows indications of use: j; a single, faint crease top to bottom of the front cover; faint scuffing to the upper rear panel; former owner’s name at the front endpaper; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear 24-pages of vintage duotone photographs. Extensive Chronologies, Bibliography. Notes. Maps. Language: English. Paperback. First Edition Thus (1997), so stated. See OUR OWN photograph of the book for quality control