Johannesburg, 1992. This is the story of Silas and Lydia, and especially of their son Mikey, a university student with a curious mind and a calculating will, as their relationships fracture and their lives go off in new and surprising directions.
Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2004.
Born in 1948, Achmat Dangor grew up in a mixed race township called Newclare. He devoted much of his life to politics, including heading up the Kasigo Trust, which, when created, was the largest black-led foundation in the country. Since laying down his duties as Director of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Dangor is giving his full attention to his writing. His publications include Waiting for Leila (1981), and Kafka's Curse (1997).