The Lahnee's Pleasure

From the bestselling author of Song of the Atman, this new novel from Govender is poignant, witty, hilarious and bittersweet. Set in Cato Manor in the good old, bad old days - Fawlty Towers meets Bollywood in the glorious hills of KwaZulu-Natal.
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From the bestselling author of Song of the Atman, this new novel from Ronnie Govender is poignant, witty, hilarious and bittersweet. Set in Cato Manor in the good old, bad old days – Fawlty Towers meets Bollywood in the glorious hills of KwaZulu-Natal. Do yourself a favour!

“Chaka bumped into Corduroy one memorable Deepavali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. It was meant to be a time of moral regeneration but for many like Corduroy and Chaka it was a time for extra boozing, feasting and letting off big-bang fireworks. He then set off for Durban to visit his ‘connections’ for the occasion, taking with him the obligatory box of sweetmeats. He did it in style, hiring a rickshaw for the long trip.

“The rickshaw puller was adorned with colourful headgear and a permanent grin showing off a set of pearly white teeth. Before the start of the journey, Chaka peeled off a note with a flourish and indicated in broken Zulu that there was more where that came from. He had choreographed the journey and the rickshaw puller was dead on cue. All along the way Chaka lit his big-bang Chinese crackers with his cigarette and hurled them into the air. As they exploded the rickshaw puller did a smart jig and a whoop. It was quite a sight.”

About the Author
Ronnie Govender
is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards for his contribution to literature and the arts. In 2008, he was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga from the State President of South Africa for his “excellent contribution to democracy, peace and justice through the medium of theatre”.

Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Ronnie Govender
ISBN: 9781770093881
Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 184pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2009-01-01