[LISTEN] Author Ekow Duker gives us a taste of his latest novel 'Yellowbone'

Acclaimed novelist Ekow Duker has written his latest literary offering titled "Yellowbone".

Duker is previously wrote "White Wahala" and "Dying in New York" which were published in 2014 and "The God Who Made Mistakes" in 2016.

Read also: Author Ekow Duker shares inspiration, process behind 'The God Who Made Mistakes'

Duker explains that "Yellowbone" explore the relationship between a daughter and father.

He says it also delves into some of the privileges and pains of being a light-skinned woman.

The story starts when Karabo is 4 years-old in her hometown of Mthatha and tracks her life from there to London and eventually to her fathers home in Ghana.

Duker spoke about the plot of the novel, the writing process, some of the themes of the book ( such as colourism, identity and betrayal) and how he developed some of the characters, including 'Teacher' and 'Precious'.

Karabo is an impressionable young lady.

Ekow Duker, author

I wanted to explore the random privileges and the random hurt that seem to attach to women, especially those who are light-skinned.

Ekow Duker, author

It takes me about a year and a half to write a novel. It's a very solitary experience.

Ekow Duker, author

The story is really about the love between a daughter and her father and what happens when the love is tested.

Ekow Duker, author

Yellowbone will be published by Kwela Books in March 2019.

The Johannesburg launch of the book will take place on March 26. Click here for more details.

The Cape Town launch will take place on April 11. Click here for more details.

Listen to the discussion and exclusive experts of the book read live on The Literature Corner:


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