An exclusive excerpt from Ivan Vladislavić’s new novel, The Distance, narrated jointly by two brothers, Joe and Branko, as they unearth memories of their childhood in Apartheid South Africa, in 1970s suburban Pretoria, published as part of our online coverage on Writing Whiteness.
‘Listen, habibi, when NASA gives you that application form, lead with this. ‘Dear NASA,’ said Basil, now putting on a voice with a higher pitch than his own, ‘the moon reminds me a bit of Dubai.’ From Naji Bakhti’s first book about a young boy coming of age in post-civil-war Beirut.
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