229 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011
A memoir by journalist Ufrieda Ho, in which she explores her family's history. In the mid-1950s her father, Ho Sing Kee, was a stowaway aboard a ship travelling from China via Durban and lived as an illegal immigrant in Johannesburg running a gambling business in the black townships during the apartheid years.
"'Paper Sons and Daughters is a deeply moving narrative, filled with love, pain and a delicate wistfulness." David Medalie, author of "The Mistress's Dog" and "The Shadow Follows".