Sharp Sharp Zulu Dog

Vusi, an eleven-year-old Zulu boy growing up in poverty in rural South Africa, is enchanted by the helpless puppy he finds in the bush and adopts it as his own. He names it Gillette for its razor-sharp teeth and hides it from his mother.
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"Ultimately, this is a beautiful and entertaining South African tale." – exclusivebooks.com

Vusi, an eleven-year-old Zulu boy growing up in poverty in rural South Africa, is enchanted by the helpless puppy he finds in the bush and adopts as his own. He names it Gillette for its razor-sharp teeth and hides it from his mother, who disapproves of a bush dog as a pet. His devotion to Gillette only grows stronger after the puppy is mauled by a leopard and loses a leg. While Vusi and Gillette learn to hunt together, they meet the daughter of a neighbouring white farmer. Gillette becomes the catalyst for their unlikely friendship which has a decisive impact on the fate of Vusi's whole family – and the larger community.

Rich with detail of Zulu tribal life, Anton Ferreira's first novel depicts post-apartheid South Africa with honesty and compassion. A starkly realistic story set against the backdrop of the country's tortured racial history, Sharp Sharp Zulu Dog holds out the hope that a new generation of South Africans can create a better future for their land.

 

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Author: Anton Ferreira
ISBN: 9781919931910
Size (mm): 210x148mm
Pages: 156pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003-01-01