Un hombre y una mujer en Sudáfrica. Toloki, un vagabundo feo y maloliente, una figura estrafalaria y enternecedora, con su sombrero de copa y su traje carnavalesco, va de funeral en funeral ofreciendo sus servicios de plañidero a cambio de unas pocas monedas. Noria, en cambio, es una mujer bella, fuerte y generosa, que se ha convertido en el símbolo de la resistencia de las mujeres tras años de miseria marcados por la tragedia de perder a sus dos hijos. Un día, en el entierro de un niño, Toloki reconoce a la madre: es Noria, su amiga de la infancia. Su reencuentro en la ciudad y el relato de s... continue
‘There are many suns,’ he said. ‘Each day has its own. Some are small, some are big. I’m named after the small ones.’ It is 1903. A lame and frail Malangana – ‘Little Suns’ – searches for his beloved Mthwakazi after many lonely years spent in Lesotho. Mthwakazi was the young woman he had fallen in love with twenty years earlier, before the assassination of Hamilton Hope ripped the two of them apart. Intertwined with Malangana’s story, is the account of Hope – a colonial magistrate who, in the late nineteenth century, was undermining the local kingdoms of the eastern Cape in order to bring them... continue
"A generous, patient, wry and intelligent voice...[that] suggests not just a writer who can seduce us through beautiful language and unfailing humor. We also encounter a writer who has the power to shock and frighten us, to astound and anger and unsettle us...In short, his is a voice for which one should feel not only affection but admiration." --Neil Gordon, New York Times Book Review Selection, Summer Reading, New York Times Book Review In 1971, nineteen citizens of Excelsior in South Africa's white-ruled Free State were charged with breaking apartheid's Immorality Act, which forbade sex bet... continue
A professional mourner, Toloki is reunited with Noria, a woman from his village, at the funeral of a young boy, and joins forces with her to heal the pain of the past and build new lives for themselves in post-apartheid South Africa. Original.