A Monkey's Wedding

Norman Silver
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ISBN 9780571193646 Format Paperback
Published 24/01/2000 Length 160 pages

About Book

This exceptional and significant novel from a much respected children's writer exposes the turbulence and uncertainty in the lives of young South Africans, as they struggle for a better future.

Yeoville, Johannesburg: the melting-pot of new post-apartheid South Africa, where individuals of all colours live in close proximity. In this neighbourhood families are fracturing under the strain of economic hardship and fundamental political change, and violent crime has become a daily fact of life. This is the story of four teenage girls from widely varying backgrounds, who decide to form an alliance to resist the lawlessness that threatens to engulf them. Their four lives follow different paths, through great joy and terrible tragedy.