DAILY PROMPT: LAND OF CONFUSION
Tell us about a time when you felt out of place.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us CONFUSION.
I wasn’t the only one to feel the confusion. Many people felt so out of place that they left the country. We all had mixed motives — those who stayed and those who left. No-one was motivated entirely by materialism or ideals, and sometimes it was simply a matter of survival. Some of us had no choice. We lived day to day, some hand to mouth. South Africa of the Apartheid years was a land of confusion alright.
My novel is an attempt to tell that story. It is set in a small South African town — a microcosm of the society as a whole as it lurched through a border war and liberation struggle. Today at least we are no longer confused. Our rainbow nation has been transformed by hope.
Cover design: Aria la Faye. Publication date: 21 December 2013. Publishers: Smashwords