Browsing Category Juvenile & Young Adult

JU/'HOAN, Tsumkwe dialect, da'abi!oa n=omtciasi kokxuisi =xanua/ children's picture dictionary/ prenteboek vir kinders
125 pp., illus., spiral-bound, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R265
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. MEILIES AND BEANS,
32 pp, colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R90
Another children's picture book by the author of "The Cool Nguni".
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE COOL NGUNI,
21 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R80
A children's story about Nguni cattle.
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE LONG TROUSERS,
29 pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R80
Another children's story about Nguni cattle by the author of "The Cool Nguni".
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THE MISSING BALL,
31 pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2009. R90
Another story about Gaps, the Nguni calf, by the author of "The Cool Nguni".
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. THREE FRIENDS AND A TAXI,
19 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2007. R80
A tale first told to the author by a local guide in a taxi in the islands of the Comores. It is a tale told all across Africa.

Winner of the Sappi Isiqalo Book Competition.
Bester (M.) text & Bester (S.) illus. I KNOW THAT!,
25 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R95
In this children's story Gaps, the Nguni calf, introduces his friend, the youngest Cattle Egret, to the library.

Other books in this series include "The Cool Nguni", "Three Friends in a Taxi", "The Long Trousers", "The Missing Ball", and "Mealies & Beans".
Blacklaws (T.) text & Stooke (A.) illus. BAFANA BAFANA, a story of soccer, magic and Mandela
92 pp., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2009. R150
A story about a young boy who travels from his rural village in the Eastern Cape to Cape Town to watch Bafana Bafana play soccer.

Tony Blacklaws in the also author of two novels, "Karoo Boy" and "Blood Orange".
Bulbring (E.) THE MARK,
229 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R160
A futuristic thriller for young adults. In a post-conflagration world where people's lives are controlled by a mark at the base of their spine, a fifteen-year-old girl decides to challenge her destiny.

Edyth Bulbring was born in Boksburg and grew up in Port Elizabeth. She has written five other young adult novels. "Mollyz Fatty and Me" won the Percy Fitxpatrick Prize for youth literature. She lives in Johannesburg.
Case (D.) THE RULES,
190pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R160
A teenage novel about twins from Manenberg on the Cape Flats who dream of a life outside of poverty.

"In lyrical prose, award-winning author and master storyteller Dianne Case takes us from the unforgiving streets of Manenberg to the tranquility of the most beautiful garden in Goodwood, as we follow the twins Adam and Jasmine on their quest for identity and truth. Like 'Love, David', 'The Rules' is set to become a South African classic. This is a compelling read, memorable way beyond the last pages. Does it leave you with hope for our country? You decide." Jean Williams, Executive Director Biblionef South Africa

Diane Case is also the author of "92 Queen's Road" and "Albatross Winter". The novel "Love, David" won the Young Africa Award.
Case (D.) text & Harvey (J.) illus. WHAT A GENTLEMAN,
31 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1997) 2008. R113
A celebration of Nelson Mandela's life and work.

Available in all eleven official South African languages.
Daly (N.) text & illus. NEXT STOP - ZANZIBAR ROAD!,
32 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R95
Another adventure with Mama Jumbo, Little Chico and the gang from Zanzibar Road by Niki Daly.
Daly (N.) text & illus. NO MORE KISSES FOR BERNARD,
24 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2011. R83
A story about a little boy who is tired of kisses.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Daly (N.) text & illus. THE HERD BOY,
34 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2012) 2013. R110
A story about a herd boy in the Transkei, inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela.
de Saint-Exupéry (A.) text & illus. DIE KLEIN PRINSIE,
95 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1994) 2011. OUT OF PRINT
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, "Le Petit Prince", originally published in France in 1946 (published in English as "The Little Prince"), translated into Afrikaans by André Brink.
de Saint-Exupéry (A.) text & illus. INKOSANA ENCANE,
88 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, "Le Petit Prince", originally published in France in 1946 (published in English as "The Little Prince"), translated into Zulu by Hyacinth Madondo.

Also available in Afrikaans and Xhosa.
de Saint-Exupéry (A.) text & illus. INKOSANA ENCINCI,
90 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2006) 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic, "Le Petit Prince", originally published in France in 1946 (published in English as "The Little Prince"), translated into Xhosa by Kholisa Podile.

Also available in Afrikaans and Zulu.
Donne (R.D.) text & van Heerden (M.) illus. SAN TALES FROM AFRICA,
111 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R100
Freelance writer and part-time lecturer Raffaella Delle Donne has adapted and re-told a variety of traditional San tales for children.
Florens (A.) text & Norden (C.) illus. HOW GIRAFFE BECAME SO TALL, adapted from an original East African folklore tale
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Durban etc., No Date. R70
Florens (A.) text & Norden (C.) illus. THE BRAVE LITTLE PENGUIN, a tale from South Africa
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Durban etc., No Date. R70
Florens (A.) text & Norden (C.) illus. THE CROCODILE'S KNOBBLY SKIN, adapted from an original Namibian folklore tale
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Durban etc, No Date. R70
Gregorowski (C.) text & Grogan (T.) illus. ANGELO AT THE WATERFRONT,
31 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R70
A children's Christmas story set in Cape Town, with illustrations by Tony Grogan. For children aged 5 to 10.
Gumede (W.) text & Sereda (M.) illus. A KITE'S FLIGHT,
30 pp., oblong 4to., maps,colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R85
A story about a boy's lost kite that flies across Africa.
Hartmann (W.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. JUST SISI,
108 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R138
A collection of stories for young children. This book won the 2011 MER Prize for the best illustrated children's book.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Hartmann (W.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. SIS GOES TO SCHOOL, and other stories
128 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R150
A second collection of stories about young Sisi, her family and friends, by the author and illustrator of "Just Sisi".

Also available in Afrikaans.
Hartmann (W.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. THE AFRICAN ORCHESTRA,
28pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R120
A book for children that celebrates the sounds of the African bush.

"Wendy Hartmann has a musician’s ear for words and Joan Rankin’s pictures sing with colour and expression." Niki Daly, author and illustrator

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.

Wendy Hartmann's other books for children include "In a House In a House", "Nina and Little Duck", "Theo the Library Cat" and "All the Magic in the World". She lives in Cape Town.
Joan Rankin has illustrated over thirty books for children. She has received the South African HAUM Daan Retief Prize for children’s book illustration (1986) and the Katrine Harries Award for Children’s Book Illustration (1991, and recently won the MER Prize for best illustrated children’s book for "Just Sisi", written by Wendy Hartmann.
Herne (L.) DEADLANDS,
293 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R150
A novel about a seventeen-year old girl trapped in the Deadlands, the shattered remains of Cape Town's suburbs, where the only people who survive without being turned into one of the living dead are a renegade group known as the Mall Rats.

Lily Herne is the pseudonym of Sarah Lotz and her daughter Savannah. This is South Africa's first zombie novel.

"'Deadlands' is cool, provocative and sharp as spiny teeth. A viciously satirical, pop-culture loaded, teen zombie apocalypse with heart - it's smart, dark, sweet, gruesome, political and, best of all, funny." Lauren Beukes, author of "Zoo City" and "Moxyland"
Hofmeyr (D.) text & Grobler (P.) illus. THE NAME OF THE TREE IS BOJABI,
24 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2013. R145
An African tale retold by Dianne Hofmeyr, about a tree covered in juicy fruit, guarded by a python who will only let the animals eat the fruit if they can tell him the name of the tree.
Honikman (M.) THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE,
168pp., illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town , 2016. R145
Written for young adults, this is the true story of Job Maseko, a South African hero of World War II. Job was taken prisoner by General Rommel along with 33 000 Allied troops at Tobruk Harbour in 1942.
Honikman (M.J.) text & Reignier (B.) illus. THE MYSTERY OF THE SS WARATAH AND THE AVOCADO TREE,
115 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R100
A novel for children based on the mysterious disappearance of the steamship Waratah on a voyage from Sydney to London in 1909.
Howie (C.) text & Strachan (L.) & Jordi (M.) illus. VUMILE AND THE DRAGON,
40 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R149
Katie thinks she discovers a baby dragon on her grandmother's farm, and finds out it's a chameleon.
Inglese (J.) illus. & text NANDI SINGS, a South African story
35pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R80
A book for young children about a little girl who could sing before she could speak and was encouraged by her grandmother to keep singing even when others told her to be quiet.
Isaacs (G.) & Coetzer (K.) TRAIN TO KALK BAY,
30 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R85
A Cape Town family's travel on the train for an exciting Boxing Day outing to Kalk Bay beach.
Kowen (D.) text & Mathew (G.) illus. NYAMA AND THE ELAND,
26 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2008. R90
A children's story based on San oral tradition.
Krog (A.) text & Moodie (F.) illus. FYNBOS FAIRIES,
31 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2007. R140
A collection of children's verse by Afrikaans poet Antjie Krog, translated into English for this edition by Gus Ferguson and illustrated Fiona Moodie.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Lewin (H.) text & Kopper (L.) illus. JAFTA,
22pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1981) 2015. R95
The first in a series of books for young children about a black boy living in an African village. Other titles in the series are "Jafta's Father", "Jafta's Mother", "The Homecoming", "The Journey", "The Town" and "The Wedding". This series of books was originally published in 1981. Hugh Lewin wrote them while in exile - he left South Africa on a "permanent departure permit" in 1971, after having served a seven-year jail sentence. The stories describe Jafta's experiences of growing up without his father, his love for his mother, and the celebration of Jafta’s father’s homecoming.

After spending twenty years in exile, first in London and then in Zimbabwe, he returned to South Africa in 1992 and became director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg. He is the author of "Bandiet Out of Jail", winner of the 2003 Olive Schreiner Prize, and "Stones against the Mirror", winner of the 2011 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award.
Lisa Kopper is a published author and an illustrator of children’s and young adults’ books.
MacGregor (J.) FAULT LINES,
272pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016. R225
A novel for young adults about a teenage girl who decides to join ecological activists trying to block fracking in the Karoo.
Mackie (D.) ADVENTURE TRAILS IN KIRSTENBOSCH,
96 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R95
A guide to five trails in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, with information on the flora and fauna, and history, to be found along the way. Suitable for children and young adults.
Magona (S.) STRONGER THAN LION, African Folk Tales 1
35 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R59
A traditional African tale retold for children by Sindiwe Magona.

Other tales in the series @ R59 each:
"Greedy Man, Kind Rock, African folk tales 2"
"The Stranger and his Flute, African folk tales 3"
"Nokulunga, mother of goodness, African folk tales 4"
"Buhle, the calf of many colours, African folk tales 5"
"The Woman on the Moon, African folk tales 6"
"How Dassie Missed Getting a Tail, African folk tales 7"
"The Cruel King Lives, African Folk Tales 8"
"Today, We Plant a Chief, African folk tales 9"

These tales are also available in Xhosa.

Sindiwe Mangona is also the author of two autobiographical books, "To My Children's Children" and "Forced to Grow", two collections of short stories, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" and "Push-Push and Other Stories", and the novels, "Mother to Mother" and "Beauty's Gift".
Mandela (N.) text & Bouma (P.) illus. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM,
56 pp., oblong 4to., map, colour illus., hardback, London, 2009. R149
Abridged from Nelson Mandela's autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom", by Chris van Wyk and illustrated by Paddy Bouma.

Suitable for young children.
Matthews (E.) text & Matthews (P.) illus. AN ELEPHANT'S TAIL, animal adventures in Africa
47pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Umhlanga, 2008) 2010. R165
A story about five young animals living in a game reserve in Africa
Matthews (E.) text & Matthews (P.) illus. SERENGETI SAFARI, animal adventures in Africa
64pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Umhlanga, 2009. R165
A story about five young animals living in a game reserve in Africa.
Mennen (I.) & Daly (N.) text & Maritz (N.) illus. ASHRAF OF AFRICA,
30 pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Pietermaritzburg, (1990) 2009. R80
"The story of Ashraf and the city at the tip of the African continent that is his home. Although this is a truly African city, its wild animals live only on the pages of books and beyond the front door of his home there are cars and lights and shops and people and music- everything under the African sun." from publisher's website

Illustrated by artist Nicolaas Maritz.
Mhlope (G.) SONGS AND STORIES OF AFRICA,
73 minutes running time, CD, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R120
A collection of songs and stories written by storyteller Gcina Mhlope and illustrated by various artists.

See also the book, "Stories of Africa" by Gcina Mhlope @ R99
Mhlope (G.) STORIES OF AFRICA,
53 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Reprint, Pietermaritzburg, (2003) 2004. R99
Ten African folk tales told by performance storyteller, Gcina Mhlope.
Mhlope (G.) text & Becker (K.) et. al. (illus.) OUR STORY MAGIC,
96 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R145
A collection of tales for children by storyteller Gcina Mhlope.
Mhlope (G.) text & Buitendach (R.) illus. MAZANENDABA AND THE MAGICAL STORY SHELL,
24 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, (1995) 2006. R72
Originally published in 1995 as "A Mother's Search for Stories".
Mhlophe (G.) text & Becker (K.) illus. THE SINGING CHAMELEON, a traditional story from Malawi
30 pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., hardback, Pietermaritzburg, 2008. R93
Author and storyteller Gcina Mhlophe retells a traditional Malawian tale about a chameleon rejected by the river river community.
Naidoo (B.) text & Grobler (P.) illus. AESOP'S FABLES,
49 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2011. R165
Sixteen of Aesop's fables retold in an African setting, using African animals.
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory with Umlando Wezithombe NELSON MANDELA, the authorised comic book
210 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Revised edition, Johannesburg, (2008) 2012. R205
This book began as a series of eight comics distributed free in daily newspapers by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with comic publisher Umlando Wezithombe between 2005 and 2007.

The eight comics are: A Son of the Eastern Cape, Becoming A Leader, The Black Pimpernel, The Trialist, Prisoner 466/64. The Negotiator, President-In-Waiting and Mr President.

Includes a section of activities linked to the content of the comic book and designed to engage learners between Grade 4 and Grade 12.

Scriptwriting and research by Santa Buchanan and Andrew Smith. Storyboarding by Santa Buchanan and Pitshou Mampa. Illustrating by Pitshou Mampa, Pascal "Freehand" Nzoni and Sivuyile Matwa. Inking and colouring by Richie Orphan, Pascal Nzoni, Sivuyile Matwa, Jose "King" Jungo, Pitshou Mampa and Sean Abbood.
Pitcher (D.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. CATCH ME A RIVER, African myths and legends adapted and retold
64 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1990) 2005. R55
Diana Pitcher is the author of two other books of African tales for children, "The Calabash Child" and "The Mischief Maker".
Poland (M.) text & Voigt (L.) illus. THE MANTIS AND THE MOON, stories for the children of Africa
120 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1979) 2002. R61
Winner of the Percy Fitzpatrick Award 1979.
Raath (M.) & Raath (A.) DIE DOOD VAN TWEE JONG KAAPSE REBELLE, erwe vir on kinders: volksmartelare 1
64pp., illus., paperback, Brandfort, 2007. R100
A brief introduction to the lives and deaths of two Afrikaners living in the Cape Colony who joined the Boer commandos during the Anglo-Boer War. As Britsh citizens, anyone living in the Cape who was caught fighting with the Boers was charged with treason, and many were executed by the British military courts. Commandant Johannes Cornelius Lotter was executed in Middelburg in October 1901, and Izak Barthlomeus Liebenberg was executed in Aliwal North in January 1902.

Suitable for school children.
Raath (M.) & Raath (A.) JAPIE GREYLING, erwe vir ons kinders: kinderhelde 1
64pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Brandfort, 2008. R1900
A brief biography of Japie Greyling (1890-1954) who as a boy was placed before a British firing squad during the Anglo-Boer War. The British officer, Captain Seeley, demanded he provide them with information about the Boer commando that had spent the night on Japie's father's farm. The boy refused and was eventually freed by Captain Seeley.

Suitable for school children.
Raath (M.) & Raath (A.) PRESIDENT PAUL KRUGER, erwe vir ons kinders: ons volksleiers 1
64pp,. illus., paperback, Brandfort, 2007. R100
A brief biography of Paul Kruger (1825-1904), President of the South African Republic, later known as the Transvaal, from 1883 to 1900.

Suitable for school children.
Rode (L.) text & Moodie (F.) illus. IN THE NEVER-EVER WOOD,
235 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2009. R250
Translated from the Afrikaans by Elsa Silke. Also available in Afrikaans as "In die Nimmer-Immer-Bos".

A collection of sixty fairy tales and other folklore from around the world, selected and retold by Linda Rode and illustrated by Fiona Moodie. Includes many African tales.
Scheepers (R.) & Kleyn (L.) comp. SPOORVAT, jeugherinneringe van Afrikaanse skrywers
304 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R190
Riana Scheepers and Leti Kleyn invited well-known Afrikaans authors to record memories from their childhoods and youth.

Includes contributions by Andries Bezuidenhout, P.G. du Plessis, Jeanette Ferreira, Rachelle Greeff, Joan Hambidge, Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Marita van der Vyver, and Ingrid Winterbach.
Schonstein (P.) SING, AFRICA!, poems and songs for children
134pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R355
This new edition merges two now out-of-print publications, "Sing, Africa! poems and songs for children" (1990 and 1993) and "We Call the Whales, ecological poems and songs for children" (1993).

Suitable for children aged three to ten and as a pre-school and lower primary resource book.
Seed (J.) text & Rankin (J.) illus. OLD GRANDFATHER MANTIS, tales of the San
56 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1992) 2006. R55
A collection of authentic San stories, retold by Jenny Seed.
Sekoto (G.) text & illus. SHORTY & BILLY BOY, a tale of two naughty boys
36 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R110
A story for children about two troublesome dogs, written and illustrated by Gerard Sekoto in 1973 and published for the first time.
SMith (A.) DEVILSKEIN & DEARLOVE,
271 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R180
A fantasy novel for teenagers, about a thirteen-year-old girl living in Long Street, Cape Town, who travels into magical worlds.

Alex Smith is also the author of "Algeria's Way", "Four Drunk Beauties" and "Drinking from the Dragon's Well". She won the Tafelberg-Sanlam Youth Literature competition 2010 for her youth novel "Agency Blue". She lives in Cape Town.
Snyckers (F.) TEAM TRINITY,
294 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R160
A novel for adults and older teens about a teenage girl at boarding school caught up in a love triangle.

"Packed full of wit and energy, 'Team Trinity' is more than just hugely entertaining. Fiona Snyckers has effortlessly blended escapism with the issues all teens struggle with: peer pressure, young love and body issues. Highly recommended, especially for that reluctant teen (or adult) in your life." Sarah Lotz

"Get yourself a blanket, some hot chocolate and a sunny spot to curl up in, and immerse yourself in Trinity's world." Mail & Guardian

Fiona Snyckers lives in Johannesburg and is the author of two previous novels, "Trinity Rising" and "Trinity on Air".
Stewart (D.) text & Pulles (E.) illus. DUDU'S BASKET,
28pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R110
A children's book about what happens to the first basket young Dudu made, and then sold on a market.

Also available in Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.

Dianne Stewart's other books for children include "Guineafowl's Spots, and other African tales", "The Zebra's Stripes, and other African animal tales" and "Folktales from Africa".
Illustrator Elizabeth Pulles has won the ATKV Prize, the Vivian Wilkes Prize, the M.E.R. Prize and most recently the IBBY/Exclusive Books Prize for "Siyolo's Jersey".
Stuart-Clark (L.) text & illus. TABLE MOUNTAIN'S HOLIDAY,
26 pp., oblong 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R170
"Tired of being covered by a cold, cloudy blanket, Table Mountain, an almost fossilised dinosaur, stretches his reptilian legs, waves good-bye to Lion's Head...and goes on holiday!" from the back cover
Tutu (D.) CHILDREN OF GOD, storybook Bible
127 pp., colour illus., paperback, Wellington, 2010. R70
Desmond Tutu retells over fifty of his favourite Bible stories.

Also available in other official South African languages.
Verwey (P.) CLINT EASTWOOD VAN WYK EN DIE MOORDENAARSKLOK,
207pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R140
An Afrikaans novel full of supernatural happenings, set on a farm in the Moordenaarskaroo.

Pieter Verwey lectures in Copywriting and Creative Thinking at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Johannesburg. This is his first book.
Wallace (J.) OUT OF SHADOWS,
278 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2010) 2012. R125
A coming-of-age novel set in Zimbabwe in the aftermath of the civil war. An adolescent boy moves with his family from England to Harare and is sent to boarding school where he is befriended by a white racist bully.

This novel won the 2012 Costa Children's Book Award. Suitable for older teens.

"In its portrayal of race relations in a wounded country as well as of the ugly power dynamics of a community of adolescent boys, this novel excels, bringing readers up to the grim, uncertain present with mastery." Kirkus Reviews

"'Out of Shadows' isn't perfect...but there is terrible power here. Wallace has paid his readers the compliment of not looking away, of reporting what he sees as he sees it, which is what any artist does." Patrick Ness, The Guardian

Jason Wallace was born in England in 1969. At the age of twelve his family emigrated to Zimbabwe. His experiences there formed the foundation of this novel, his first. He currently lives in London.