166pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015
Winner of the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.
Set in a poor rural community plagued by poverty and corruption, this novel tells the story of one man’s disillusionment after he loses his job as a farmhand, and his determined efforts to make a living, even if it means having to be dishonest.
“This is something entirely new in South African literature, in terms of its language and style. The writing is exceptional in the way it bends English to its own purpose. It’s a beautiful, disturbing, highly original novel with touches of unexpected humour." Rustum Kozain, author of Groundwork
Nkosinathi Sithole grew up in rural KwaZulu-Natal. He teaches English at the University of Zululand. This is his first novel.