Bitter Fruit - Dangor Achmat (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781770105270
Department
Books
Released
1 Jun 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Dangor Achmat
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan South Africa
Language
English
Number of Pages
368
Dimensions
198 x 130mm (351g)

Summary

The last time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on Silas's wife, Lydia, in revenge for her husband's participation in Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. When Silas sees Du Boise by chance twenty years later, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is about to deliver its report, crimes from the past erupt into the present, splintering the Alis' fragile peace. A clear-eyed story of a brittle family on the crossroads of history and a fearless skewering of the pieties of revolutionary movements, Bitter Fruit is a cautionary tale of how we do, or do not, address the deepest wounds of the past.

Classification

General Subject
Mystery/Suspense
BIC Classification 1
Political / legal thriller

Author Bio

Achmat Dangor lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has published four novels, Waiting for Leila (1981), The Z Town Trilogy (1990), Kafka's Curse (1997) and Bitter Fruit (first released in 2001), as well as a short-story collection, Strange Pilgrimages (2013). Bitter Fruit was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2004 as well as the 2003 International Dublin Impac Award. Dangor's new novel, Dikeledi, will be released in August 2017.