In the turbulent 1980s, two young women experience tender new love in a climate when any deviance from the struggle is harshly punished; Ma finds that her dignity – centred on her wig – is threatened by a street robbery; and a young lawyer is forced to confront her past when she is sent to record the testimonies of parents whose children have been abused.
Tanya Chan-Sam’s elegant story-telling combines humour, a probing voice and shocking revelations. Tanya Chan-Sam is a South African writer living in Sheffield. She has performed at literature festivals in Sheffield, Cape Town and London. She is a member of Inscribe and was selected for a mentorship award with Apprenticeships in Fiction 2007.