Join Marguerite Poland for the Cape Town launch of A Sin of Omission at The Book Lounge, with Refilwe Moloto (16 Oct)
More about the book!
‘Do you know who Stephen was?’
‘He was a martyr who was stoned to death.’
‘What use it that? He should have raised his voice, taken up a stone and hurled it back.’
Penguin Random House and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of A Sin of Omission, the new novel by Marguerite Poland.
Marguerite will be in conversation with Refilwe Moloto at the launch.
Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: The Book Lounge, Cape Town
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 462 2425
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.