EXCERPT | The Promise by Damon Galgut

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Before Rachel Swart died, she instructed her husband to give their helper, Salome legal ownership of a house on their plot. This promise result in conflict.. Photograph from Zanele Muholi's 'Massa and Minah 2,' 2008. (Zanele Muholi)
Before Rachel Swart died, she instructed her husband to give their helper, Salome legal ownership of a house on their plot. This promise result in conflict.. Photograph from Zanele Muholi's 'Massa and Minah 2,' 2008. (Zanele Muholi)

Published by Umuzi, The Promise by Damon Galgut tells a story centred on a family funeral. As a result of the death, the Swart family finds itself fighting over a piece of farmland just outside of Pretoria. Below is an excerpt.

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