You Will Be Safe Here

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Willem, an only child growing up in working-class Johannesburg, just wants to be left alone with his books and Britney, his beloved pug. Worried he's growing up "soft", his ma and her new boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Camp, where they "make men out of boys". Guaranteed.

The red earth of the veldt surrenders no secrets, whether beaten by the blistering sun or stretching out beneath starlit stillness. Yet there are stories hidden in this land - one hundred years earlier a mother must fight for her boy as British troops arrive. Her story meets Willem's in ways neither could imagine.

And no secret can stay buried for ever.

Damian Barr


327 pages