South Africa is trapped in a titanic clash between black anger and white fear. A self-righteous government hangs on to power in the name of God and on the pretext of containing communist expansion. Fervent freedom fighters try to destabilise the government and wrestle power from the white minority.
1950–1976, the golden era of apartheid, provides the context in which an Eastern Cape boy grapples with meaning in an environment of superstition, religion, tradition, war, racism, broken relationships and betrayal. November 15, 1976, five months after the ANC-initiated Soweto uprising, and a week after the government-sponsored massacre in Maseru, a private investigator is the target of a bomb at his premises …
This compelling tale echoes our contemporary world, where morality and justice continue to be corrupted by cultural zealots and religious extremists; love is still blind and betrayal remains omnipresent.
The book is a work of fiction. It is inspired by events that occurred during the specified period and by some of the author’s experiences during that era.