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    Bitter fruit

    Author: Dangor, Achmat
    ISBN: 9781770105270
    Format: paperback
    The last time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on SilasÆs wife, Lydia, in revenge for her husbandÆs participation in Nelson MandelaÆs African National Congress.
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    The last time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on SilasÆs wife, Lydia, in revenge for her husbandÆs participation in Nelson MandelaÆs African National Congress. When Silas sees Du Boise by chance twenty years later, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is about to deliver its report, crimes from the past erupt into the present, splintering the AlisÆ fragile peace. A clear-eyed story of a brittle family on the crossroads of history and a fearless skewering of the pieties of revolutionary movements, Bitter Fruit is a cautionary tale of how we do, or do not, address the deepest wounds of the past.
    The last time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on SilasÆs wife, Lydia, in revenge for her husbandÆs participation in Nelson MandelaÆs African National Congress. When Silas sees Du Boise by chance twenty years later, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is about to deliver its report, crimes from the past erupt into the present, splintering the AlisÆ fragile peace. A clear-eyed story of a brittle family on the crossroads of history and a fearless skewering of the pieties of revolutionary movements, Bitter Fruit is a cautionary tale of how we do, or do not, address the deepest wounds of the past.
    Products specifications
    ISBN13 9781770105270
    Contributor Dangor, Achmat
    Language English
    Format paperback
    Height 198.0
    Width 130.0
    Weight 351
    Publisher Pan Macmillan South Africa
    Publication Date 2017-06-01
    Short Description The last time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on SilasÆs wife, Lydia, in revenge for her husbandÆs participation in Nelson MandelaÆs African National Congress.
    Full Description The last time Silas Ali encountered Lieutenant Du Boise, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on SilasÆs wife, Lydia, in revenge for her husbandÆs participation in Nelson MandelaÆs African National Congress. When Silas sees Du Boise by chance twenty years later, as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is about to deliver its report, crimes from the past erupt into the present, splintering the AlisÆ fragile peace. A clear-eyed story of a brittle family on the crossroads of history and a fearless skewering of the pieties of revolutionary movements, Bitter Fruit is a cautionary tale of how we do, or do not, address the deepest wounds of the past.
    Author Biography Achmat Dangor lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has published four novels, Waiting for Leila (1981), The Z Town Trilogy (1990), KafkaÆs Curse (1997) and Bitter Fruit (first released in 2001), as well as a short-story collection, Strange Pilgrimages (2013). Bitter Fruit was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for 2004 as well as the 2003 International Dublin Impac Award. DangorÆs new novel, Dikeledi, will be released in August 2017.