the guts to go

Recently a president fled South Africa.

Other flock to South Africa. One of these flockers is Asad, who comes form the Horn of Africa, not exactly a Horn of Plenty. He made his way to South Africa. The writer Jonny Steinberg happened to meet and traced his steps backwards. He talked with friends and relatives of Asad. He walked in his ways. He wrote down what he saw and heard.

All these jottings eventually came in a regular order in a book titled ‘A Man of Good Hope’. This book has been shortlisted for the  2015 Alan Paton Award. Jonny talks about his book and about Asad.

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