I was introduced to this book through my book club. This book is why i feel book clubs are so important because they introduce the reader to experiences they may not find on their own. I found the imagery in this book wonderful. I felt a real kinship to the author having been through my youth at the same time. I learnt so much about south africa and that period in history and how people were affected by it. This book is lyrical poetic and a suprising find for the hungry mind. The language is elegant yet straightfoward and realistic. I really enjoyed this read.