Roepman (2011-uitgawe) | General Fiction
Jan van Tonder
Human & Rousseau
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Both funny and terrible, magical and grimly realistic, this is a coming of age novel about a young boy living in a railway settlement in Durban in the mid-sixties. Its narrator, Timus, is part of a large family struggling to make ends meet, and though the life he observes around him is often disturbing, his narration is suffused with a sense of wonder and an emotional resonance that leaves the reader feeling life is beautiful.