Mattera, Don

About Don Mattera

Biography (South African History Online)



Whitaker, Jennifer Seymour. "Review of Sophiatown." Foreign Affairs, vol. 68 no. 3, 1989

Riddick, John F. "Review of Sophiatown." Library Journal, vol. 114, no. 3, 15 Feb. 1989



Brückner, Thomas. "The End of the Historical Player." Matatu, vol. 11, no. 1, 1994

Harber, Anton. "Interview." Africa Report, vol. 37, no. 3, 1992



Autobiography/Life Writing

Memory is the Weapon (1987)



Sophiatown (1994)


Children's and Young Adults's Books

The Five Magic Pebbles (1992)


Poetry Collections

Faces of Trees (2008)

The Moon Is Asleep (2008)

They Passed This Way and Touched Our Lives (2008)

Azanian Love Song (1983)



Kagiso Sechaba (1983)

One Time Brother (1983)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

"Die Bushie Is Dood." Being Here: Modern Short Stories From Southern Africa, Malan (ed.), 1994

"Literature for Liberation." Columbia, no. 10, 1986

"Poem." Index on Censorship, vol. 7, no. 5, 1978

"Scenes from a Banned Life." Index on Censorship, vol.7, no. 5, 1978

"Six Poems." Index on Censorship, vol. 3, no. 4, 1974

"Upon Being Banned." Ufahamu, vol. 5, no. 1, 1974