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White Boy Running

ISBN 
9781786496423
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R275.00
Published 
May 2018
About the book: 

In the run up to the 1987 election Christopher Hope returned to his native South Africa after a twelve-year absence. The nature of that year's whites-only election and the bitter defeat of the liberals led him to write this satirical, evocative portrait of what it looked and felt like growing up in a country gripped by an absurd, racist insanity.

Full of exquisite and despairing descriptions, Hope weaves together journalistic commentary and his own personal story as he encounters the bloody battles that have divided his homeland.

This is a mordantly witty account of escape, displacement and disillusionment, and a modern classic of journalistic memoir.

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About the Author

Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg in 1944. He is the author of nine novels and one collection of short stories, including Kruger’s Alp,  which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, Serenity House,  which was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize, My Mother’s Lovers  and Shooting Angels,  published by Atlantic Books in 2012 to great acclaim. He is also a poet and playwright and author of the celebrated memoir White Boy Running  (1988).

Photograph © Jerry Bauer.

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