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South African Book Fair

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Sarah Lotz’s Exhibit A Launched at the CTBF

Sarah LotzAlthough Sarah Lotz’s Exhibit A is a crime story with a witty edge, it does not make light of violence. It is handled in a mature, sensitive manner.

According to Helen Moffet, writer and research fellow at the African Gender Institute, this is especially important when someone writes about rape as Lotz has done. Moffet spoke at the launch of Lotz’s book at the Cape Town Book Fair. Lotz read from Exhibit A and signed books for the many fans that attended.

“A rape survivor, or someone who knows a survivor – and there are many, believe me – will be comfortable reading Sarah’s book,” Moffett said. She also liked the fact that Lotz did not “wrap everything up with a sickly sweet bow in the end”.

Moffett encouraged people who like thrillers, animals, and especially court crime thrillers to read the book.

Quote of the hour: “If you like John Grisham, rather read this, because it is better AND it is from South Africa!”
-Helen Moffett

 

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