Books by Achmat Dangor

BITTER FRUIT by Achmat Dangor
Released: April 1, 2005

"Even more problematic than the melodrama is the sheer dullness of Silas and Lydia, a flaw that sinks what might have been a savvy insider's view of the new South Africa."
In post-apartheid South Africa, a family is bedeviled by an apartheid-era rape. Dangor's latest (after Kafka's Curse, 1999) was a finalist for this year's Man Booker. Read full book review >
KAFKA'S CURSE by Achmat Dangor
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"Lives and generations complexly interwoven, and language spiked densely with local dialect: a challenging, often exquisite tale of South Africa in transition."
South African poet Dangor's first US publication—an intricate blend of racial and sexual tensions, with a twist of Arabic legend thrown in—is set in the post-apartheid era, though the roots of its drama reach into the dismal South African past. Read full book review >