: Vandermerwe (M.)

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242pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019


A novel about a West Coast fisherman who finds an injured woman on the beach who has a fishtail instead of legs, and takes her into his home.

Also available in Afrikaans.

"Merging elements of fantasy and magical realism, Meg Vandermerwe weaves an engaging, politically provocative tale set in a picturesque village of fishermen and seasonal tourists. We are introduced to an unconventional love story, drawing from isiXhosa folklore, with the strange and supernatural narrated elegantly." Zakes Mda, author of The Zulus of New York

Meg Vandermerwe is the author of the short-story collection This Place I Call Home and the novel Zebra Crossing. She teaches at the University of the Western Cape where her responsibilities include UWC CREATES, a multilingual creative-writing programme.