313 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2004) 2012
Novelist, short story writer and poet Chris van Wyk was born in Riverlea in 1957. This memoir is about growing up in the coloured townships of Newclare, Coronationville and Riverlea during the apartheid era.
In 1979 he won the Olive Schreiner Award for his collection of poems, "It Is Time to Go Home". In 1977 he was awarded the Sanlam Prize for the best South African short story for a story entitled "Magic".