Category: South African

The Promise – Damon Galgut

READ FOR BOOKERTHON The lives and deaths of a white South African family, and a promise made to their black housekeeper ⫸ “When Rachel, a 40-year-old white South African dies in 1986, her country is transitioning out of apartheid. The subsequent decline of the… Continue Reading “The Promise – Damon Galgut”

Born A Crime – Trevor Noah

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. ✚ “Born a Crime is the true story of a South African boy who starts his life under Apartheid… Continue Reading “Born A Crime – Trevor Noah”

Disgrace – J M Coetzee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jo In mimicry of his South African homeland, professor David Lurie seduces one of his students and sets in motion a chain of events that leave him utterly disgraced ⚑ “I admire Coetzee hugely after reading this great story… Continue Reading “Disgrace – J M Coetzee”

In A Strange Room – Damon Galgut

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A South African writer named for the author goes backpacking abroad. ☁ A young man, named for the author, undertakes three journeys to different countries where he meets and enjoys the company of strangers, but seems to attract bad luck. In… Continue Reading “In A Strange Room – Damon Galgut”

Summertime – J M Coetzee

READ FOR BOOKERTHON This fictionalised memoir details the life of John Coetzee from the perspective of five people who have known him.  ❚ “In this book, a fictional young English biographer is researching a book about the late South African writer John Coetzee. The… Continue Reading “Summertime – J M Coetzee”

Disgrace – J M Coetzee

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A South African professor loses everything and takes refuge on his daughter’s farm on the Eastern Cape as he seeks redemption.  ♥ “David Lurie is a disgraced professor who leaves behind his university and city life in Capetown… Continue Reading “Disgrace – J M Coetzee”