A Walk in the Night | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gideon-cyrus M. Mutiso

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of A Walk in the Night.
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Critical Essay by Gideon-cyrus M. Mutiso

A Walk in the Night is a representative novella and six short stories by Alex La Guma.

The novella, "A Walk in the Night," is set in the slums of Capetown where living and getting ahead are based on violence…. In "A Matter of Taste," La Guma explores the relationship between a white tramp who wants to go to America and two African railroad workers who are the ones who teach him the "trick" of jumping the train to travel to Cape Town to catch the ship. In the story, there are vivid details of how the Africans sublimate some of their knowledge of European culture which they cannot afford. "Blankets" is a story of deep anguish. Although the protagonist is near death because of a street stabbing, his...

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