By Troy Blacklaws

Troy Blacklaws’s follow-up to his across the world acclaimed Karoo Boy is the bittersweet story of a South African boy coming of age in the course of apartheid


Gecko’s formative years is one among sheltered, virtually magical innocence on a farm in Natal. He spends his days taking barefoot expeditions along with his canine and his nights hearing Springbok Radio, blind to the tough strength in his existence that apartheid will quickly develop into. With the beginning of highschool within the Cape, Gecko is thrust right into a political and private awakening that's either tragic and heartfelt. With conscription into the South African military looming over him, Gecko’s destiny is as doubtful as his country’s. Blood Orange evokes the absurdity, longing, and worry of starting to be up white within the final a long time of apartheid.

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