James Hendry wins 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for his novel Reggie and Me
More about the book!
Pan Macmillan SA congratulates James Hendry on winning the 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Award for Best Fiction Single Authored Volume!
Hendry won the coveted prize for his novel Reggie and Me. He is the joint winner, with Reŝoketŝwe Manenzhe, author of Scatterlings.
The awards honour ‘outstanding, innovative and socially responsive scholarship, creative as well as digital contributions that enhance and advance fields in the humanities and social sciences’ and ‘recognise and celebrate those members of the Humanities and Social Sciences community who are undertaking the necessary work of creating post-apartheid and postcolonial forms of scholarship, creative production, and digital humanities outputs’.
- Read an excerpt from Reggie and Me here!
- See the full list of Humanities and Social Sciences Awards winners here
About Reggie and Me
South Africa – 1976 to 1994. A time of turbulence as the struggle against apartheid reaches its zenith, pushing South Africa to the brink. But for a one small boy in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg … his beloved housekeeper is serving fish fingers for lunch.
This is the tale of Hamish Charles Sutherland Fraser – chorister, horse rider, schoolboy actor and, in his dreams, 1st XV rugby star and young ladies’ delight. A boy who loves climbing trees in the spring and a girl named Reggie.
An odd child growing up in a conflicted, scary, beautiful society.
A young South African who hasn’t learnt the rules.
‘Poignant, hilarious and at times tragic, this is the charming tale of Hamish, a quirky and lovable schoolboy growing up in Joburg during the turbulent 80s and early 90s.’ – Justin Fox, author of The Impossible Five