'A tale of anger and sorrow, love and joy, grace and elegance' --Daily News
'One of the most life- affirming books you'll read' --GQ magazine
'A truly stunning account of his extraordinary life ... A vivid testimony to an unusual mixture of courage, persistence, tolerance, and forgiveness' --Sir David Steel
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About the Author
Chris van Wyk was born in Soweto in 1957. He now lives in Northcliff, Johannesburg, and is a writer of poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories and novels. He has won prestigious literary prizes and his work has been published around the world. His 2004 childhood memoir SHIRLEY, GOODNESS AND MERCY became a bestseller and was turned into a successful play.
Paddy Bouma taught Lithography and Illustration at the University of Stellenbosch until 2006, and has exhibited her work on numerous occasions. She has written and illustrated a number of picture books that have been published internationally. Paddy lives with her husband on a farm in the Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch.