What we lose

213 pages

English language

Published Jan. 13, 2018

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Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian. She is American, but doesn't feel as American as some of her friends. She is South African, but doesn't belong in South Africa either. Her mother is dying. A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death.

6 editions


  • South African Americans
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • African American women
  • Racially mixed people
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fiction