420pp., paperback, New York, 2017
A novel about Robin, a young white girl whose parents are killed, and Beauty, a black woman, whose activist daughter goes missing. Both events take place during the 1976 Soweto uprising. The two are brought together when Beauty is hired to care for Robin.
Bianca Marais was born in Johannesburg in 1976. She now lives in Toronto. Hum If You Don't Know the Words is her debut novel.