The Literature Corner: Rehana Rossouw gives teaser of new book 'New Times'

Novelist Rehana Rossouw says her latest book, New Times, was not as difficult as her first book because she had a clearer plan this time.

Speaking to Eusebius Mckaiser, Roussouw described the main character as a political reporter in Cape Town trapped in a tangle of razor-wire politics and culture.

Ali Adams is a political reporter in Parliament. As Nelson Mandela begins his second year as president, she discovers that his party is veering off the path to freedom and drafting a new economic policy that makes no provision for the poor.

Ali is trapped with her family and friends in a tangle of razor-wire politics and culture, can she break free?

Reflecting on writing the book, she noted that the ANC is not the best political organisation to deliver the promise of freedom.

The 6 weeks in 1995 showed the early flaws in the ANC which led us to the place we are today.

Rehana Rossouw, author

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