Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut is a novelist and playwright, born in 1963 in Pretoria, South Africa. He was awarded the 2021 Booker Prize for his novel “The Promise”, which explores the legacy of apartheid and its impact on one white family. His books have been widely translated. He lives in Cape Town.

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Living on less (Issue I/2023)

Roasting and rugby

A “braai” - which means “roast” in Afrikaans - is a typical South African barbecue. People gather around a charcoal grill, eat meat, drink beer and talk, for ex...