Mafeking Road Original and unabridged text of this South African classic
Mafeking Road is the first published collection of Herman Charles Bosman's Oom Schalk Lourens stories.
Set in the Groot Marico in South Africa the stories are told through the eyes of Oom Schalk. The stories are wonderfully crafted, funny, tragic, and with many twists and turns. Oom Schalk is at times the wise old man of the Bosveld, the village idiot, a racist, a thoughtful voice on race relations, a bumbling romantic and a skilled match-maker.
Oom Schalk gave Bosman the ability to craft stories that we love but where we can't escape the truth of South Africa's past.
The gems include:
Starlight on the Veld Willem Prinsloo’s Peach Brandy In the Withaak’s Shade Ox-Waggons on Trek The Music-Maker Marico Scandal Mafeking Road The Love Potion Makapan’s Caves Yellow Moepels Bechuana Interlude Brown Mamba Dream by the Blue-Gums The Gramophone The Prophet Drieka and the Moon Mampoer The Widow Veld Maiden The Rooinek Splendours from Ramoutsa
These stories have become true South African classics and we don't doubt that you will fall in love with every one of them.