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. His experiences are reported in three parts in this memoir-styled novel:  ‘The Follower’, ‘The Lover’, and ‘The Guardian’.  ☁ “I thought” – Suzy ☁ “This book has a very even… Continue Reading “In A Strange Room – Damon Galgut”

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”