: Coovadia (I.)

R 180.00
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208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2006


Novel about identical twin brothers born into a crooked Johannesburg family, raised in the tradition of family solidarity and trust, and employed from an early age in the family business. The twins' adventures include a love triangle with the twins’ perfect match, a heist at Sun City, forging passports for terrorists, stealing expensive suits at a Monaco hotel, and appearing at the White House under false pretences.

Imraan Coovadia was born in Durban. His books include The Wedding,  High Low In-between, The Institute for Taxi Poetry, Tales of the Metric System and A Spy in Time. He is a winner of the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize, the M-Net Prize, and a South African Literary Award for Non-Fiction. A graduate of Harvard College, he directs the creative writing programme at the University of Cape Town.