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As If Born To You | CPT

Event Date 
25 July 2019
The Book Lounge, Cape Town


Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of  As If Born To You

Susan Newham-Blake will be in conversation with Henrietta Rose-Innes

Date:  Thursday, 25 July 2019
Time:  17:30 for 18:00
Venue:  The Book Lounge
Address:  71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001
RSVP: / 021 462 2425
About the book:
When thirteen-year-old Zuri begins cutting herself, psychologist Ana is called in to help. Is the troubled girl trying to relieve the tension of being black in a predominantly white private school? And how healthy is Zuri’s relationship with Helen, the white single mom who adopted her?
Struggling to soften Zuri’s defences during the course of the therapy, Ana must piece together the puzzles of both Helen and her daughter, including the truth of what happened to Zuri’s biological mother.
But reckless, alcoholic Ana carries within her an old trauma of her own. 
In Susan Newham-Blake’s moving novel, two women, equally damaged by the past and its secrets, discover that healing sometimes lies in unexpected places.