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Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Leopard Boy is a fascinating, riveting read full of terse drama. Ebraime was sent from Reform School to work on a farm near the Waaihoek mountain. For the first time he felt he belonged somewhere. But then one afternoon a sheep got lost and Ebraime set out to find it, not knowing what powerful struggle awaited him.
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Peter Slingsbyhe has been involved in authoring, illustrating and publishing travel and rock art guidebooks of the Southern Cape and Cederberg areas since 1996. Working with his wife, Maggie, a teacher, he assisted Kagiso Publishers in the initiation and publishing of the first-ever multilingual African reading scheme for Foundation Phase to be developed in indigenous languages.
Peter’s novel, The cave, was a runner-up in the Sanlam competition in 1985, and in 1996 he was one of the five main prize-winners with The joining. Other youth novels from his pen are Tomas, Leopard boy and Flood Sunday. In 2002 Jedro’s bane won the Gold Prize. Peter is currently the cartographer for the officially endorsed maps of the Cape Peninsula National Park, from Table Mountain to Cape Point. He and Maggie live in Lakeside, Cape Town, and they have three grown-up children.
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