: Watson (J.)

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274pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022


"Twisting, turning and brimming with intrigue, The Other Me tells the story of a woman determined to reinvent herself, the man she meets, the lengths each will go to get what they want, and how they deal with the people who stand in their way. Joy Watson is a masterful storyteller and her novel wouldn’t let me sleep until I had turned the last page." Máire Fisher, author of Birdseye

"Some books speaks to the times. The Other Me is both an artistic and ethical enterprise. In the face of such staggering rates of violence against women, Joy Watson accomplishes something that our society repeatedly fails to do, which is to listen well to survivors of domestic violence, no matter who they are." Bongani Kona, editor of Our Ghosts Were Once People, stories on death and dying

Joy Watson is currently Chair of the Board of the Women on Farms Project and sits on the Coordinating Committee of the Coalition of Feminists for Social Change. She is finalising her PhD on rape and public policy at the University of Stellenbosch, and is co-editor (with Amanda Gouws) of Nasty Women Talk Back: A Collection of Feminist Essays on the Global Women’s Marches. The Other Me is her debut novel.