Tuesday, February 06, 2007

gem squash tokoloshe

Gem Squash Tokoloshe by Rachel Zadok is an excellent, but disturbing, account of a young white girl growing up in rural and urban South Africa in the 1980's and '90's. It is in essence a book of spiritual exploration more than anything else, challenging a modern western perception of spirituality and psychological disease. Well worth a read.

Rennie D
6 February 2007

1 comment:

James said...

I enjoyed this book as well. I think the thing I liked most about it was that it balanced all the Big South African Themes (e.g. apartheid) nicely with the more personal themes of its own story.