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By Zakes Mda

In this novel by way of celebrated South African author Zakes Mda, Kristin Uys, a difficult Justice of the Peace who lives on my own together with her cat within the Roodepoort district of Johannesburg, is going on a one-woman campaign to wipe out prostitution in her city. Her purposes are own, and her zeal is fierce. Her major goals are the Visagie Brothers, Stevo and Shortie, who run a brothel, and even though she fails to take down the whole institution, she manages to nail Stevo for contempt of courtroom, serving him a six-month sentence. From Diepkloof criminal, the outraged Stevo orchestrates his revenge opposed to the Justice of the Peace, aided and abetted through the fairly inept Shortie and his former nanny, Aunt Magda.

Kristin gets menacing mobilephone calls and her house is invaded and vandalized—even her cat isn’t spared the threats—and the executive Justice of the Peace has no selection yet to assign a bodyguard to guard her. To Kristin’s consternation, protection defend Don Mateza strikes into her domestic and trails her far and wide. This new association doesn’t swimsuit Don’s longtime female friend Tumi, a former version and winning businesswoman, who's cause on turning Don right into a Black Diamond—a member of the rich new black South African heart classification. And Don quickly reveals that his new project has unforeseen problems that Tumi easily doesn't understand.

In Black Diamond, Mda tackles each plausible South African stereotype, skillfully turning them the other way up and exposing their ironies—often hilariously. it is a shrewdpermanent, quirky novel, during which Mda captures the essence of up to date lifestyles in a fast-changing city world.

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