Tutaishi: The African Tale
by Khaya M. Gqibitole
An African story of shame, hope and triumph. A novel about a young girl, Theo, who manages to escape abuse from the Congo, where she has been in the hands of rebel soldiers. After many difficulties she travels to South Africa where she befriends and later falls in love with a young man, Qhama. They go through a number of hardships, including xenophobia, drugs, and HIV, but at the end they triumph.