This book is about a family fishing trip. I like it because it features black South Africans as ordinary, urban, successful people, instead of focusing on tribal culture (rich and interesting as that is), political issues, blah blah blah… well to be honest, I did insert an issue in that I made the heroine of the story a child living with albinism.
It’s generally known that people living with albinism suffer intense discrimination at the hands of less pigmentally-challenged members of their communities in South Africa, and I thought it would be an effective way of getting people’s eyes used to the fact that they are part of our society. So let’s include them.
View Mandevu Means Catfish by clicking on the picture.
More info on people living with albinism in South Africa appears below, and one can only despair at the ignorance still displayed in some of the comments: