: Juggath (A.)

R 260.00
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188pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022


Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s Smita (Smeets) Maharaj is caught between Indian family traditions and life in a modernising South Africa; between apartheid oppression and her own desires.

"A tender exploration into the beating heart of a community that endured through culture and sacrifice, with such detailed references to life in the 1960s for Indians in Johannesburg and Durban. Smita will live long in the memory of the reader. Well-recommended.’ Shubnum Khan, author of  How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo and Other Strange and Wonderful Stories

Ashti Juggath works as a pharmacist in Johannesburg. Peaches and Smeets is her debut novel.