Bitter Fruit

By Achmat Dangor


'Bitter Fruit' is set in a changing South Africa at the end of the nineties as the Truth Commission is finishing its work. It prises open the remnants of a painful political history, and fearlessly explores the myths of sexual and racial identity.

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Author Biography

Born in 1948 Achmat Dangor grew up in a mixed race township called Newclare. He devoted much of his life to politics, including heading up the Kasigo Trust, which, when created, was the largest black-led foundation in the country. Since laying down his duties as Director of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Dangor is giving his full attention to his writing. His publications include Waiting for Leila (1981), and Kafka's Curse (1997).