285pp., paperback, Midrand, 2022
Foreword by Nic Mhlongo.
The book version of the semi-autobiographical TV drama Molo Fish, about coming of age under apartheid.
Set in the late 1960s in the township of Noordgesig on the outskirts of Soweto. When teenager Darryl Malgas and his best friend discover a mutilated body hanging under a bridge, people speculate that the killing was motivated by someone wanting to make muti (traditional African medicine or magical charms).
Clarence Hamilton was born and raised in Johannesburg. He went into exile in the 1970s and trained as a filmmaker in Canada. Since returning to South Africa in 1992 he has worked as a writer, director and executive producer in the film and television industry. In 2007 he joined the National Film and Video Foundation and was appointed head of production and development in 2009.