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Gordimer (Nadine) THE ULTIMATE SAFARI, with original hand-printed lithographs by Aletah Masuku, Alsetah Manthosi and Dorah Ngomane
44 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., buckram covered boards with paper title labels on front and spine, slipcase, one of an edition limited to 100 copies signed by the author, Johannesburg, 2001. R5500
Nadine Gordimer's short story about Mozambican refugees is illustrated by three women who walked across the border from Mozambique to South Africa in the 1980s.
The plates were drawn in the village of Welverdiend near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, where the artists live. They were made during a two week workshop in 1995. The women do not normally work as artists. They earn what money they can as seasonal labourers on nearby farms, and were new to the lithographic printing process and the making of images on paper.
Each illustration is signed by the artist. Proofing and hand-printing of the images was later carries out by Mark Atwood, Joseph Legate and Peter Sekole at The Artists Press, Johannesburg.The books were hand-bound by Peter Carstens. Book design and layout by The Artists Press.