347pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021
Before she was born, Ruru's father when into exile in Tanzania, joined the anti-apartheid struggle, and never returned. Years after his death she travels to Tanzania to find out who he was.
Political commentator and writer Mphuthumi Ntabeni's debut novel, The Broken River Tent, won the 2019 University of Johannesburg Debut Prize. He lives in Cape Town.