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Manu Herbstein (born 1936) is the South African author of Ama, a Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2001), which won the 2002 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, the first time the award had been given to an electronic book.[1] The to his novel is at where the first chapter may be read on-line.


  1. ^ Yates, Emma (25 April 2002). "Richard Flanagan wins Commonwealth prize". The Guardian.

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Companion web site, including the first chapter, which may be read online.