259pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021
Bastian Bredenkamp is dead, and tells his story from beyond the grave. Bastian is the only heir to the Goedleven farm. When he falls in love with Rashieda, his housekeeper's daughter, it emerges that he is not who he appears to be.
"A delicately wrought novel that cuts into the fabric of South Africa's dark history. Utterly compelling and riveting." Shubnum Khan, author of Onion Tears
South African journalist and editor A’Eysha Kassiem has been News Editor at the Cape Times and News24 as well as Editor of Fin24 and PrintWeek in Dubai. She is a fellow of the German-based International Journalists’ Programme and the US State Department’s International Leadership Programme. Suitcase of Memory is her debut novel.