A Fork in the Road

by André Brink

In Brief

Anti-Apartheid activist André Brink presents a memoir that is much more than a set of personal recollections: it is a portrait of a nation in two very different times. The old South Africa is filled with cruelty and injustice, floggings and murders. But the new Rainbow Nation falls well short of the ideal Brink once hoped for.

Why you should read it

Richly evocative in its portrayal of an exotic but traumatised land, A Fork in the Road presents the good, the bad and the very ugly in South African politics and society. Essential reading, not just in South Africa but anywhere people still struggle for freedom and equality.

Contributor :

Marilyn Z.