[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:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
South Africa has energy crisis, says top department official

South Africa has energy crisis, says top department official

Acting deputy director general for policy and planning Thabang Audat and Groundwork director Bobby Peek debate IRP contents.

Eusebius explores the history of Pride

Eusebius explores the history of Pride

It's nearly 30 years since the first pride event was held in South Africa against the backdrop of apartheid.

Dealing with psychological trauma of xenophobia and gender-based violence

Dealing with psychological trauma of xenophobia and gender-based violence

Clinical psychologist Audrey Katsidzira weighs in on the effects of the recent spate of violence in the country.

Mashaba is free to do what he likes, says Helen Zille

Mashaba is free to do what he likes, says Helen Zille

The newly elected Democratic Alliance FedEx chair says she has not spoken directly to Joburg mayor about his resignation.

Mbete came across as 'pathetic and an embarrassment' in interview, says Eusebius

Mbete came across as 'pathetic and an embarrassment' in interview, says Eusebius

Eusebius reflects on the interview the former Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete with Mehdi Hasan on Aljazeera on Friday.

Breast cancer and its effect on sexuality

Breast cancer and its effect on sexuality

Dr Eve explores the subject with 702 callers and talks frankly about the effects of cancer on patients sexuality.

Popular articles
Author of new Bosasa exposé explains why he calls it a cult

Author of new Bosasa exposé explains why he calls it a cult

News 24 editor-in-chief and author Adriaan Basson describes how the Watson brothers manipulated and swindled ANC leaders.

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

The South African Civil Aviation Authority explains some of the findings of its maintenance audit at SAA Technical.

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

Black Business Council president Sandile Zungu on his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

Xolani Xala (SA Business Abroad) defends his defence of ANC stalwart Baleka Mbete’s "car crash" interview on Al Jazeera.

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Why Vestact is buying Discovery (JSE), Long4Life (JSE) and Booking.com

Why Vestact is buying Discovery (JSE), Long4Life (JSE) and Booking.com

Portfolio Manager Byron Lotter shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

[WATCH] Toddler upset that mom didn't give him a goodbye kiss, is so adorable

[WATCH] Toddler upset that mom didn't give him a goodbye kiss, is so adorable

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.