226 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2007) 2013
A reprint of Niq Mhongo's novel about a young man who, having failed his law studies at the University of Cape Town, has gone home to Soweto and is afraid to tell his family and friends the truth.
"Niq Mhlingo is one of the most high-spirited and irreverent new voices of South Africa's post-apartheid literary scene." New York Times
"'After Tears' has all the ingredients of a rollicking read; humour, colourful characters and sobering, social relevance." Fred Khumalo, Sunday Times
Niq Mhlongo is also the author of the novels "Dog Eat Dog" and "Way Back Home".