Van Aggelen African Literary Agency

Rusty Bell

Michael – a respected and haunted South African corporate lawyer – is the narrator of Rusty Bell, a sweeping, intimate, and intricate exploration of the plurality and mystery of things: love, grief, fate, lust, but, most of all, life. Rusty Bell delves into head-cracking and bruising questions in this coming-of- and against-age story; told with humor, beauty, and calculated rage. Brimming with delicacy and authorial thunder, this part-campus novel and part-philosophical epistle is one man’s rebellion against ‘life as we know it.’ Rusty Bell is an appallingly wise examination of the perils of being human, written by author Nthikeng Mohlele, who knows the beauty and savagery of words.



author: Nthikeng Mohlele