Sneak peek of Imraan Coovadia’s new novel A Spy in Time
 More about the book!

Umuzi has tweeted a picture of the proof copies of the ‘inimitable’ Imraan Coovadia’s new novel A Spy in Time – which will be published in a few months’ time.

A Spy in Time is described as ‘an original dystopia set in a futuristic Johannesburg where white people have been a rarity for centuries’.

The book is scheduled for release in July 2018, from Umuzi/Penguin Random House in South Africa, California Coldblood Books in North America and Speaking Tiger in South Asia.

About the book, courtesy of Pontas Agency:

In Enver Eleven’s city, fair-skinned people are a rarity and have been for centuries. They work as acrobats and jugglers or apply skin-darkening creams to conceal their condition. Johannesburg is the city that survived the end of the world thanks to the shelter provided by the thousands of miles of mining tunnels running beneath it. It’s Enver’s job at the Agency to make sure that the end of the world doesn’t come again. He and his mentor, Shanumi Six, specialize in the hot spots of the twentieth century—Marrakech, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo—where they travel in search of an elusive enemy, guided by the collective intelligence of the Agency’s thinking machines which limit time travel to the bare minimum. When Shanumi vanishes on an assignment, Enver finds himself in the middle of a catastrophe which will require him to put his assumptions to the test in an atmosphere of conspiracy and intrigue.

And here’s the tantalising photograph:

Categories Fiction South Africa

Tags A Spy in Time Imraan Coovadia New books New releases Penguin Random House SA Umuzi

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