‘That confidence trickster gave me an idea. An idea that could be made to work. All it needed was guts and brains. And I think I had them both.’
So wrote Dugmore Boetie, recreating his lost days of Johannesburg’s Sophiatown, and most of the rest of South Africa, improvizing his smitten life of thievery and apartheid woes. Dugmore is a one-legged, unemployed ex-convict with an incriminating passbook. Savagely funny, he was a rackety, resilient, fantastic scam-artist all the way.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Dugmore Boetie was the one-legged cripple who died of lung cancer in his early forties in 1966. His first appearance in print had been under guidance of the editor Nat Nakasa in the second issue of The Classic in 1963, with an item called ‘The Last Leg.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Classics, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0143185551