Through the sharp yet loving eyes of eleven-year-old Lily we see the whole exotic, vivid, vigorous culture of the Cape Coloured community at the time when apartheid threatened its destruction. As Lily's beautiful but angry mother returns to Cape Town, determined to fight for justice for her family, so the story of Lily's past—and future—erupts.
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Pamela Jooste was born in Cape Town, where she still lives. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: Frieda and Min; Like Water in Wild Places; People Like Ourselves; and Dance with a Poor Man's Daughter.Review:
"Immensely moving and readable" * The Times * "Moving and funny...A brave and memorable debut" * Observer * "I could hardly put this book down" * Cape Times * "Tough, smart and vulnerable ... emblematic of an entire people" * Independent * "Highly readable, sensitive and intensely moving ... a fine achievement" * Mail and Guardian, South Africa *
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