269pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
A novel about a writer who turns to the scapbooks of newspaper cuttings about Mohammed Ali he created as a child in an attempt to understand his past.
Novelist, essayist and editor Ivan Vladislavic has won the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative. In 2015 he was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction. He lives in Johannesburg where he is Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.