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Native Commissioner

Native Commissioner

Adult South African discovers his long dead father's life and personality from family memorabilia.
Johnson, Shaun
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978-0-14-302543-6
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Title: Native Commissioner
Author: Shaun Johnson
Genre: Novel
Publisher: The Penguin Group (SA)
Cape Town, South Africa 2007
ISBN 9780143025436 / ISBN 978-0-14-302543-6
Softcover, 14 x 21 cm, 250 pages, sketches

Description:

Sam Jameson was eight years old when his father George died in shocking circumstances. He decides, some forty years later, to finally open the box of his father's papers which his mother had passed on to him, and he left sealed for two decades. In trying to piece together a picture of his unknown father, Sam discovers a troubled, doomed, but extraordinary man, and an extraordinary story. George was a Native Commissioner in the old South Africa, deeply unsure of the morality of his work, but unable to escape it. The backdrop is the lush and harsh landscape of South Africa in the 1950s and 1960s, in the early years of apartheid.