233pp., paperback, second impression, London, (2002) 2002
"Bitter Eden is based on Tatmkhulu Afrika's own capture in North Africa and his experiences as a prisoner-of-war in World War II in Italy and Germany. The complex rituals of camp life and the strange loyalties and deep bonds between the men are compellingly depicted. Bitter Eden is a tender, bitter, powerful book , of lives inexorably changed, of a war whose ending does not bring peace." Taken from book.