South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016 & 2017

Search for your favourite author or book

Onion Tears

ISBN 
9780143528623
Format 
Epub
Recommended Price 
R50.00
Published 
September 2012
About the book: 
Love, loss and life are the themes that weave through this tale of three generations of Muslim women living in suburban South Africa. Khadeejah Bibi Ballim is a hard-working and stubborn first generation Indian who longs for her beloved homeland and often questions what she is doing on the tip of Africa. At thirty-seven, her daughter Summaya is struggling to reconcile her South African and Indian identities, while Summaya's own daughter, eleven-year old Aneesa, is a girl who has some difficult questions of her own. Is her mother lying to her about her father's death? Why won't she tell her what really happened? Gradually, the past merges with the present as the novel meanders through their lives, uncovering the secrets people keep, the words they swallow and the emotions they elect to mute. For this family, faintly detectable through the sharp spicy aromas that find their way out of Khadeejah's kitchen, the scent of tragedy is always threatening. Eventually it will bring this family together. If not, it will tear them apart.

Others also viewed

This vividly textured tale of risk and betrayal juxtaposes an unlikely trio of two women and the...
After an unexpected and diabolical farewell breakfast conversation with his father, Spud Milton...