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An Angel’s Demise

An Angel’s Demise is an epic saga that explores a contested legacy and the heartrending destiny of a family. The year is 1977 and the story begins on a farm in Somabhula with the birth of Angel.

The farm is run by Paul Williams, an outwardly harsh and bigoted man who holds the livelihoods of many in his hands. When Angel’s parents join the liberation struggle, she is left in the care of her grandmothers, who have been in service to the Williams family for generations.

Angel grows up on the farm over three momentous decades that see a convoluted past and inheritance unfold into an equally complicated present. Through her, we see a woman’s quest to unearth her identity and assert her independence. In the process of self-discovery, Angel realises that sometimes you need to be uprooted before you can grow.

An Angel’s Demise, Sue Nyathi’s fourth novel, is a gripping tale infused with spirituality. It recounts an explosive story of love, war, bloody massacre and betrayal that encompasses a harrowing history, the cruel caprice of politics, gender-based violence and what happens when ordinary people get caught up in lies.

Book Details

Publisher

Pan Macmillan South Africa

EAN

9781770108080

Barcode

9781770108080

Language

English

Book Format

Trade Paperback

Date Published

October 2022

In her unique fashion suiting it, deftly weaves together the story of two families - one white, the other black - in order to bring Zimbabwe's history into colourful life. The thrilling twists and turns. Definitely make this “a must read” for fans of her work.

Simphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, author of The Quality of Mercy

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An Angel’s Demise by Sue Nyathi

An epic saga that explores a contested legacy and the heartrending destiny of a Zimbabwean family. Rich in detail, Nyathi’s novel offers an intimate look at how the atrocities of the 15-year-long Rhodesian Bush War to end the white-minority rule impacted both white and black citizens of that beautiful country.

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This modern tale introduces us to the Mafu family set in the backdrop of the tumultuous Zimbabwean economy in the 2000s. We meet Pastor Abraham and his wife Phumla as well as their three daughters Xoliswa, Yandisa and Zandile.

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Praise

In her unique fashion suiting it, deftly weaves together the story of two families – one white, the other black – in order to bring Zimbabwe’s history into colourful life. The thrilling twists and turns. Definitely make this “a must read” for fans of her work.

– Simphiwe Gloria Ndlovu

A haunting family saga wrapped in Zimbabwe’s history

– C.M. Elliot

Personalising history lends it a pleasing miniature expanse. This pacy novel reminds us that countries of Southern Africa are heirs not only to racist colonial violence, but that of liberators turned oppressors also.

– Mphuthumi Ntaben