The GoldDiggers

The GoldDiggers

Paperback (01 Sep 2018)

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Synopsis

We all know our final destination but we have no idea what will cross our path as we journey there.

It's 2008 and the height of Zimbabwe's economic demise. A group of passengers is huddled in a Toyota Quantum about to embark on a treacherous expedition to the City of Gold. Amongst them is Gugulethu, who is hoping to be reconciled with her mother; Dumisani, an ambitious young man who believes he will strike it rich, Chamunorwa and Chenai, twins running from their troubled past; and Portia and Nkosi, a mother and son desperate to be reunited with a husband and father they see once a year.

They have paid a high price for the dangerous passage to what they believe is a better life; an escape from the vicious vagaries of their present life in Bulawayo. In their minds, the streets of Johannesburg are paved with gold but they will have to dig deep to get close to any gold, dirtying themselves in the process.

Told with brave honesty and bold description, the stories of the individual immigrants are simultaneously heart-breaking and heart-warming.

Book information

ISBN: 9781770105942
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Imprint: Pan MacMillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: FIC
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 462g
Height: 157mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 20mm