BOOK REVIEW | We need a country


by Monde Nkasawe | Author | Chief Director | Eastern Cape Government Office of the Premier

It is modern day South Africa. Fuel prices are shooting up. Mine workers’ deaths are increasing every day. Electricity is unaccounted for. Service delivery strikes are the prevailing state of affairs in every township. And the country has just been declared bankrupt.

Most believe that it is mismanagement of state funds, but General Lucille Bester does not buy that. She believes it is something more sinister, but she will need to prove it. She teams up with Constable Nombeko Ncovana, a fresh-from-college police officer who discovers that the country has been captured, and that its resources are being looted through a state-of-the art secret highway. The results?

An arrest of ten cabinet ministers who were implicated in state capture. The resignation of the president. The president’s son in hiding. This might just be a new dawn for the country… or not.

Monde Nkasawe was born in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. Monde lived as a nomad most of his life, having lived in three provinces and finally settling back in the Eastern Cape in 2006 where he now lives with his wife and two sons.

He is the Chief Director for the Eastern Cape Government Office of the Premier and this is his eighth novel to be published, having self-published the previous ones.

  • ISBN | 978 0 620 81083 8 |
  • Recommended Retail Price | R189.00 vat incl. |

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