289pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
A novel about a man born on a farm in the Northern Cape in 1950, the year Jan Smuts died. Having worked as an SADF soldier, a spy, a journalist, a smuggler and a saboteur, he ends up homeless, juggling lawyers, psychologists and women.
"Heilige koeie word hier links en regs geslag. En anders as die meeste Afrikaanse boeke het dit nie 'n bang haar op die kop nie. Kom wat wil." Toast Coetzee, co-editor of Ons Klyntji
Ruan Kemp (b. 1978) is a mining analyst with degrees in journalism, education, and engineering. He lives in Hermanus. This is his first novel.