Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Outside the Lines

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-8-41-29-amAmeera Patel

This first novel by the award-winning South African actress, playwright, and poet Ameera Patel is a contemporary tale of secrets, lies and ultimately love.

Disparate characters collide Flora, a domestic worker, Zindile, her drug dealer son, and Farhana, the Indian girl he is dating in secret, Runyararo, a mute Zimbabwean house painter, Frank, a widower, and his drug-addict daughter Cathleen. All will leave their mark on your memory as well as your heart.

For those readers who love multiple character books like Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie or The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

“ The characters are fully drawn – not caricatures of clichés – but instead that drunk girl at the party, your friend’s domestic worker, that Muslim girl in your accounting lecture. They are all familiar and their stories are unsentimental and authentic”. – Goodreads

Rights: World rights, Germans rights sold
Publisher:Modjaji Books, Cape Town, South Africa
Publishing date: March 2016