Don’t wait until next year to book South Africa! WIT Agent Nancy just returned from an extensive trip to the country of rich culture, dazzling vineyards and amazing wildlife. Tune in again to hear her feedback soon!
But for now, get a taste of South Africa with our recommended reads:
Percy Fitzpatrick, Jock of the Bushveld. The classic children’s story about a man and his dog.
Anthony Sher, Middlepost. The tale of a Lithuanian-African anti-hero and magic realism akin to Don Quixote.
Jim Coetzee, In the Heart of the Country. A dark work by a Nobel-prize-winner about a young woman trapped on a lonely farm.
Nelson Mandela and Richard Stengel, Long Walk to Freedom. Mandela’s famous prison diaries later compiled with Time magazine editor Stengel.
Alan Paton, Cry, The Beloved Country. The classic novel of a rural Zulu parson’s heart-breaking search for his son in the criminal underworld of the city.
Nadine Gordimer, Selected Stories. Winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature, which delves into extraordinary lives of ordinary South Africans.