Bitter Fruit: A Novel

Bitter Fruit: A Novel

Achmat Dangor


With the e-book of Kafka's Curse, Achmat Dangor confirmed himself as an totally singular voice in South African fiction. His new novel, a finalist for the fellow Booker Prize and the IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award, is a clear-eyed, witty, but deeply severe examine South Africa's political background and its destructive legacy within the lives of these who stay there.
The final time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas used to be locked at the back of a police van and the lieutenant used to be undertaking a vicious attack on Silas's spouse, Lydia, in revenge for her husband's participation in Nelson Mandela's African nationwide Congress. whilst Silas sees Du Boise accidentally 20 years later, because the fact and Reconciliation fee is ready to bring its document, crimes from the earlier erupt into the current, splintering the Alis' fragile peace. in the meantime Silas and Lydia's son, Mikey, a completely modern younger hip-hop lothario, contends in unexpected methods along with his mom and dad' pasts.
A harrowing tale of a brittle family members at the crossroads of historical past and a fearless skewering of the pieties of progressive events, sour Fruit is a cautionary story of ways we do, or don't, handle the past's private wounds.

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