A Fork in the Road
by André Brink
In BriefAnti-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 itRichly 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.