Johannesburg, Ravan Press, 1978 (first South African edition)/ 1977.
Octavo, [iv], 138 pages.
Pictorial card covers a little rubbed, and a little bumped at the ends of the spine and the rear bottom corner (with a light associated crease to the bottom corner of the last 20 leaves); top edge of the rear cover slightly curled and creased, impacting slightly on the top edge of the last five leaves; top edge a little foxed, with the other edges lightly foxed or marked; a very good copy.
'This work was first published in Great Britain under the title "In the Heart of the Country". English version prepared by the author from the original Afrikaans' (from the verso of the title page of the first American edition in 1977). The title page is signed by the author, the first person to win the Booker Prize twice (in 1983 and 1999); he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.