Review

Review: Damon Galgut's Booker Prize-winning The Promise is a provocative take on the scars of South African history

By Russell Wenholz
January 14 2022 - 1:00pm
Booker Prize winner, South African writer Damon Galgut. Picture: Getty Images

The title of this Booker-winning novel by Damon Galgut refers to the promise, of a white South African farmer's wife, to give her faithful black South African servant a house. The promise is made in the first few pages of the novel - and not resolved until the last few pages.

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