First edition of move your shadow: South Africa, Black and White; Signed by Joseph lelyveld

  • Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White.

Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White.


Item Number: 4701

New York: Random House, 1985.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed and dated by Joseph Lelyveld on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.

"This extraordinary feat of reporting is unlike any other book about South Africa. It provides the kind of authentic evidence of the ordeals of black life that few white South Africans themselves discover. And it is superbly written, presenting characters and dialogue with the vividness of the great Russian novels, with a sense of careful observation that makes it hard to argue with - at least until the final political summing up" (Anthony Sampson). Move Your Shadow went on to win the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction as well as the 1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest.

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