Don’t miss the launch of Marguerite Poland’s new novel A Sin of Omission at Kalk Bay Books (17 Oct)
More about the book!
The great Marguerite Poland returns with a new novel set once again in her beloved Eastern Cape.
Penguin Random House and Kalk Bay Books invite you to the launch of A Sin of Omission.
Marguerite will be in conversation with Nancy Richards at the launch.
Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 788 2266
About the book
In the Eastern Cape, Stephen (Malusi) Mzamane, a young Anglican priest, must journey to his mother’s rural home to inform her of his elder brother’s death.
First educated at the Native College in Grahamstown, Stephen was sent to England in 1869 for training at the Missionary College in Canterbury. But on his return to South Africa, relegated to a dilapidated mission near Fort Beaufort, he had to confront not only the prejudices of a colonial society but the discrimination within the Church itself.
Conflicted between his loyalties to the amaNgqika people, for whom his brother fought, and the colonial cause he as Reverend Mzamane is expected to uphold, Stephen’s journey to his mother’s home proves decisive in resolving the contradictions that tear at his heart.