Andre Brink, has been nominated for the Nobel three times, shortlisted for the Booker twice and won the Commonwealth prize three times. Andre Brink stayed in South Africa to see his novels become the first Afrikaans works banned by the government. Before I Forget is his sixteenth novel.
Chris Minaar is a distinguished South African writer who has lost his gift for the word. That is, until, he meets Rachel, a woman destined to become the great love of his life, a love greater for being unfulfilled.