Towards the end of last year, I shared 14 new and exciting books that would be published in 2017. Since then, the cover for J J Bola's debut No Place to Call Home has been revealed, as well as Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Warrior, and there's also Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawale.
A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg: A City Novel by Harry Kalmer
A spellbinding ode to Johannesburg and its people.
This is the story of Sara, who poses stiffly for a photo with her four children at Turfoontein concentration camp in 1901, and of Abraham, who paints the street names on Johannesburg's kerbs. It is the tale of their grandson Zweig, a young architect who has to leave Johannesburg when he falls in love with the wrong person, and of Marceline, a Congolese mother who flees to the city only to be caught up in a wave of xenophobic violence.
Spanning more than a hundred years, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a novel that documents and probes the lives of the inhabitants of this incomparable African city - the exiled, those returning from exile, and those who never left.