Going Home

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Kwela Books, 2005 - Fiction - 223 pages
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Written by an Angolan political refugee, this novel is the poignant tale of an immigrant and his experiences as an unemployed foreign national in South Africa. Exploring his relationships, run-ins with law enforcement, and his struggles as a refugee, it is a moving debut novel, revealing the anguish of a man trying to survive in a country where nobody allows him to belong.

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The writing style transported me to a different world. I read it in 2006 and now seeking to pick it up again.


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About the author (2005)

Simão Kikamba was born in Angola and emigrated to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He later returned to his home country, only to face intense violence and persecution, inspiring him to write this novel.

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