Photo copyright: Isobel Dixon

Photo copyright: Isobel Dixon

Achmat Dangor

Agent:  Isobel Dixon

Biography: Award-winning novelist, banned in apartheid South Africa, who taught literature and writing at the City University of New York. Achmat now lives and works in Johannesburg, most recently occupying the position of CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Author of three collections of poetry, a play MAJIET (1986) and a prizewinning novella and short story collection WAITING FOR LEILA (short stories, 1982) and the novel THE Z TOWN TRILOGY (1990).

STRANGE PILGRIMAGES Released for Kindle by Picador Africa on April 25, 2013. Short story collection.

STRANGE PILGRIMAGES

Released for Kindle by Picador Africa on April 25, 2013.

Short story collection.

BITTER FRUIT Literary fiction, 256 pages Atlantic Books - September 30, 2004 Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2004 and the IMPAC Literary Award 2003; Voted one of the 100 best books of 2004 by Canada’s Globe & Mail When Silas Ali last encountered the Lieutenant, he was locked in a police van as the Lieutenant raped his wife. When Silas sees him again, after apartheid’s crumbling, crimes from the past erupt into the present.

BITTER FRUIT

Literary fiction, 256 pages
Atlantic Books - September 30, 2004

Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2004 and the IMPAC Literary Award 2003; Voted one of the 100 best books of 2004 by Canada’s Globe & Mail

When Silas Ali last encountered the Lieutenant, he was locked in a police van as the Lieutenant raped his wife. When Silas sees him again, after apartheid’s crumbling, crimes from the past erupt into the present.

KAFKA’S CURSE Literary fiction, 240 pages Pantheon, January 26, 1999 In Arabic legend, a gardener who dared to love a princess was turned into a tree, a warning not to stray from one's designated role in life. Through this lens, Dangor tells the story of two South African brothers who transgress the boundaries of race and sex.

KAFKA’S CURSE

Literary fiction, 240 pages
Pantheon, January 26, 1999

In Arabic legend, a gardener who dared to love a princess was turned into a tree, a warning not to stray from one's designated role in life. Through this lens, Dangor tells the story of two South African brothers who transgress the boundaries of race and sex.