Author: Monde Nkasawe
Genre: English fiction
Monde Nkasawe does it again! This time he tells the story of a homeless man, who has a penchant for regaling people with riveting stories. When this homeless man makes a rather macabre scene at a funeral, two fascinated graveyard security guards ask him to tell them his story. In response, he takes them back to a moment in time, by weaving an explosive tale that relives the intrigue that followed the announcement of the unbanning of political organizations in South Africa back in February of 1990, a tale that culminates in utterly explosive scenes.
Set in present day South Africa, the homeless man’s story is a creative way of pondering whether the moment of arrival of democracy in South Africa in 1994 is a victory that lay the ghosts of our past to rest, or it was cunning subterfuge with which the future would later reckon.