Author: Arushi Raina
Publisher: Duckbill Books
About: It’s 1976 in South Africa. In the black township of Soweto, Zanele works as a nightclub singer and is plotting against the apartheid government. Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, has troubles of his own–a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies. Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last days in Johannesburg burning miles on his beat-up Mustang–until he meets Zanele. Working in her father’s shop, Meena finds a packet of banned pamphlets. A series of chance meeting sets off a chain of events–a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a forbidden love and a growing student movement that sweeps across the country like a blazing fire.