Books: Cloete Banned

Stuart Cloete's South African novel The Turning Wheels has sold 164,000 copies in the U. S., 50,000 in England, has been a best-seller in South Africa. But now no Cape Town bookseller has a copy. After it had been damned as an insult to Boer heroes, "filthy," discourteous, inaccurate, misleading to foreign readers, Minister of the Interior Stuttaford banned the book with a ruling that stopped importation of new copies. Claiming that the ban was political, with no legal excuse given, the English publishers announced: "The Government feared the loss in the forthcoming...

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