Streets Paved with Gold

A series by Clive Cooke

Book 1 - Streets Paved with Gold
By Clive Cooke
Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 1 · Streets Paved with Gold, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,340. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
Johannesburg, the city of gold! The streets, so it was thought, were literally paved with gold. Millions of migrants flocked to the city every year looking for work. This story, set in the 1960s, follows the fortunes of a migrant worker at a time when influx control caused untold hardships for many.
Book 2 Streets Paved with Gold
By Clive Cooke
Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 2 · Streets Paved with Gold, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
This story is set about forty years ago at the time when laws were passed forbidding mixed marriages and sex across the colour bar. The main character in the story is faced with a moral dilemma: whether to co-operate with the authorities and betray his respected mentor for breaking the law, or whether to sacrifice a friend in order to protect his mentor.
Book 3 - Streets Paved with Gold
By Clive Cooke
Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 3 · Streets Paved with Gold, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
This short story poses the question: where does one draw the boundary between a husband’s infidelity and a polygamous marriage in traditional African society?
Book 4 - Streets Paved with Gold
By Clive Cooke
Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 4 · Streets Paved with Gold, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
This serious short story is set in South Africa during the 1950-1960s and traces the effect that the influx control laws had on the families of migrant workers.
Book 5 - Streets Paved with Gold
By Clive Cooke
Series: Streets Paved with Gold, Book 5 · Streets Paved with Gold, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
This is a story about a young migrant worker who made good in the big city and returns home after several years’ absence. He makes a grand entrance into his village showing off his material wealth. However, his family and the village elders teach him a lesson in “uBuntu” the African tradition of sharing.