An important rumination on youth in modern-day South Africa, this haunting debut novel tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities. The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected. These two stories artfully come together to illustrate the weight of history upon a new generation in South Africa.
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The title of this book is Coconut
and it was written by Kopano Matlwa
. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is September 1, 2008 and it has a suggested retail price of $15.95. It was published by Jacana Media and has a total of 190 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1770093362 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781770093362. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here